Taurocholic Tau`ro*chol"ic, a. [Taurine + cholic.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a conjugate acid (called taurocholic acid) composed of taurine and cholic acid, present abundantly in human bile and in that of carnivora. It is exceedingly deliquescent, and hence appears generally as a thick, gummy mass, easily soluble in water and alcohol. It has a bitter taste. [1913 Webster]

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  • taurocholic — /tawr euh koh lik, kol ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from taurocholic acid. [1855 60; TAURO + CHOLIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • taurocholic — /tawr euh koh lik, kol ik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from taurocholic acid. [1855 60; TAURO + CHOLIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • taurocholic — adjective /tɔːrəˈkɒlɪk/ Designating a type of acid having properties of taurine and bile …   Wiktionary

  • taurocholic — tau·ro·cho·lic …   English syllables

  • taurocholic acid — [tôr΄ō kō′lik] n. [< TAURINE2 + CHOL(O) + IC] a colorless, crystalline acid, NC26H45O7S, that occurs in the bile of mammals as the sodium salt and promotes the intestinal absorption of lipids, as cholesterol …   English World dictionary

  • Taurocholic acid — Chembox new Name = Taurocholic acid ImageFile = Taurocholic acid.png ImageName = Taurocholic acid IUPACName =2 { [(3alpha,5beta, 7alpha,12alpha) 3,7,12 trihydroxy 24 oxocholan 24 yl] amino} ethanesulfonic acid Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo …   Wikipedia

  • taurocholic acid — noun Etymology: Latin taurus + International Scientific Vocabulary o + cholic (acid) Date: 1857 a bile acid C26H45NO7S derived from cholic acid and taurine and occurring as the sodium salt in the bile especially of carnivores …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • taurocholic acid — Chem. an acid, C26H45NO7S, occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of carnivorous animals, which on hydrolysis yields taurine and cholic acid. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • taurocholic acid — Cholyltaurine; N choloyltaurine; a compound of cholic acid and taurine, involving the carboxyl group of the former and the amino of the latter; a common bile salt in carnivores. SYN: cholaic acid. * * * tau·ro·cho·lic acid .tȯr ə .kō lik , .käl… …   Medical dictionary

  • taurocholic acid — type of acid found in the bile of animals …   English contemporary dictionary

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