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


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    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.

  • Taurocholic-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. an acid, C 26 H 45 NO 7 S, occurring as a sodium salt in the bile of carnivorous animals, which on hydrolysis yields taurine and cholic acid. taurocholic acid tau·ro·cho·lic acid (tôr’ō-kō’lĭk, -kŏl’ĭk) n. A crystalline acid involved in the emulsification of fats and occurring as a sodium salt in the […]

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