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- n. Any of various biological pigments formed in many organisms as a metabolic product of certain porphyrins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name applied to the amorphous or crystalline mass obtained from bile by the action of alcohol and ether. It is composed of a mixture of the sodium salts of the bile acids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mixture of sodium glycocholate and taurocholate isolated from the bile, constituting a gummy mass of a pale-yellow color.
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