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- adj. Designating a type of acid having properties of taurine and bile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, a conjugate acid (called taurocholic acid) composed of taurine and cholic acid, present abundantly in human bile and in that of carnivora. It is exceedingly deliquescent, and hence appears generally as a thick, gummy mass, easily soluble in water and alcohol. It has a bitter taste.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid obtained from the bile of the ox. It occurs plentifully in human bile. It is an amorphous solid, but forms crystalline salts. See choleic.
From Ancient Greek ταύρος ("bull") + χολή ("bile") + -ic. (Wiktionary)