from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A salt of glycocholic acid.
- noun A salt formed by the union of glycocholic acid with a base.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol. Chem.) A salt of glycocholic acid.
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- noun chemistry Any
saltor esterof glycocholic acid.
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The bile contains a great deal of coloring matter, and its chief ingiedients are two salts of soda, sodium taurocholate and glycocholate.
In addition, the bile contains combinations of stearine with gelatine and with carbonate and sulphate of sodium, which theoretical chemists believe are twin compounds of glycocholate and taurocholate.
Both are crystalline, resinous substances, and, although resembling each other in many respects, the chemist may distinguish them by their reaction, for both yield a precipitate if treated with subacetate of lead, but only the glycocholate will give a precipitate with acetate of lead.