Cholic
Cholic Chol"ic, Cholinic Cho*lin"ic, a. [Gr. ?, from ? bile.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the bile. [1913 Webster]

{Cholic acid} (Chem.), a complex organic acid found as a natural constituent of taurocholic and glycocholic acids in the bile, and extracted as a resinous substance, convertible under the influence of ether into white crystals. [1913 Webster]


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  • cholic — /kolˈik or kōˈlik/ adjective Relating to bile ORIGIN: Gr cholē bile • • • cholic acid noun An acid (C24H40O5) obtained from bile and used as an emulsifier …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to bile b) Of or pertaining to cholic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • cholic — Relating to the bile. SYN: choleic …   Medical dictionary

  • cholic — cho·lic …   English syllables

  • cholic —   a. pertaining to bile …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Cholic acid — IUPAC name (R) 4 ((3R,5S,7R,8R,9S,10S,12S,13R,14S,17R) 3,7 …   Wikipedia

  • Cholic acid — Cholic Chol ic, Cholinic Cho*lin ic, a. [Gr. ?, from ? bile.] (Physiol. Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the bile. [1913 Webster] {Cholic acid} (Chem.), a complex organic acid found as a natural constituent of taurocholic and glycocholic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cholic acid — [kō′lik] n. [< Gr cholikos < cholē, bile: see CHOLERA] an acid, C24H40O5, found in the bile, generally in combination with amino acids …   English World dictionary

  • cholic acid — A family of steroids comprising the bile acids (or salts), generally in conjugated form ( e.g., glycocholic and taurocholic acid s). Chemically, cholic acid s are cholan 24 oic (cholanic) acids (the terminal C24 of cholane becoming a COOH group); …   Medical dictionary

  • cholic acid — /koʊlɪk ˈæsəd/ (say kohlik asuhd) noun a steroidal bile acid, C23H39O3.COOH. {cholic from Greek cholikos of bile} …   Australian English dictionary

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