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[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.


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