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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abundant crystalline bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol.

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  • noun biochemistry a steroidal bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol

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  • noun an insoluble crystalline acid present in bile

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek kholikos, bilious, from kholē, bile; see chole–.]

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Mid 19th century, from Greek kholikos, from kholē (bile).

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