Picromel Pic"ro*mel, n. [Gr. ? bitter + ? honey: cf. F. picromel.] (Old Chem.) A colorless viscous substance having a bitter-sweet taste. [1913 Webster]

Note: It was formerly supposed to be the essential principle of the bile, but is now known to be a mixture, principally of salts of glycocholic and taurocholic acids. [1913 Webster]

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  • picromel — (pi kro mèl) s. m. Terme de chimie. Substance gluante, amère et un peu sucrée qui existe dans la bile. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, amer, et, miel …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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