[koh-lik, kol-ik] /ˈkoʊ lɪk, ˈkɒl ɪk/
Biochemistry. a bile acid, C 24 H 40 O 5 , related to the sex hormones and cholesterol.
the commercial form of this compound, obtained from beef bile, used chiefly in the manufacture of drugs and in research.
a crystalline insoluble acid present in bile: used as an emulsifying agent and an intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds. Formula: C24H40O5
cholic acid n.
An abundant crystalline bile acid derived from cholesterol.
[chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈtʃoʊkˌbɛr i, -bə ri/ noun, plural chokeberries. 1. the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry) A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry) or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry) 2. the plant that bears this fruit. /ˈtʃəʊkbərɪ; -brɪ/ noun (pl) -ries 1. any of […]
- Choke a horse
verb phrase To be very large: That bankroll would choke a horse (1900+) Related Terms enough to choke a horse
- Cholinergic blockade
cholinergic blockade n.
- Cholinergic fiber
cholinergic fiber n. Any of the nerve fibers that transmit impulses to other nerve cells or to muscle fibers or gland cells by acetylcholine.