Meaning of cholic acid

cho'lic ac'id

Pronunciation: (kō'lik, kol'ik), [key]
  1. a bile acid, CHO, related to the sex hormones and cholesterol.
  2. the commercial form of this compound, obtained from beef bile, used chiefly in the manufacture of drugs and in research.
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