from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to or designating an organic acid of the tartaric acid series, distinct from lithofellic acid, but, like it, obtained from certain bile products, as bezoar stones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a colorless compound, C30H58O6, contained, together with lithofellic acid, in oriental bezoars, the gall-stones of an antelope. It forms microscopic crystals, melts at 199° C., and gives an intense red-violet color with hydrochloric acid.


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