from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abundant crystalline bile acid, C24H40O5 derived from cholesterol.
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- n. a steroidal bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a complex organic acid found as a natural constituent of taurocholic and glycocholic acids in the bile, and extracted as a resinous substance, convertible under the influence of ether into white crystals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an insoluble crystalline acid present in bile
Greek kholikos, bilious, from kholē, bile; see chole-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Mid 19th century, from Greek kholikos, from kholē (bile). (Wiktionary)