Taurine



adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a bull.
2.
pertaining to the zodiacal sign Taurus.
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a neutral crystalline substance, C 2 H 7 NO 3 S, obtained from bile.
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a bull
noun
1.
a derivative of the amino acid, cysteine, obtained from the bile of animals; 2-aminoethanesulphonic acid. Formula: NH2CH2CH2SO3H

taurine tau·rine (tôr’ēn’)
n.
A colorless crystalline substance formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals.

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  • Tauro-

    1. a combining form meaning “bull,” used in the formation of compound words: taurocholic. combining form 1. denoting a bull: tauromachy

  • Taurobolium

    noun, plural taurobolia [tawr-uh-boh-lee-uh] /ˌtɔr əˈboʊ li ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the sacrifice of a bull, followed by the baptism of neophytes in the blood, as practiced in the ancient rites of Mithras or Cybele. 2. Fine Arts. a representation of the killing of a bull, as in Mithraic art.



  • Taurocholate

    taurocholate tau·ro·cho·late (tôr’ō-kō’lāt’) n. A salt of taurocholic acid.

  • Taurocholic

    adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or derived from taurocholic acid.



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