cholic acid

cholic acid
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-lik, kol-ik]
    • /ˈkoʊ lɪk, ˈkɒl ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-lik, kol-ik]
    • /ˈkoʊ lɪk, ˈkɒl ɪk/

Definitions of cholic acid words

  • noun cholic acid crystalline acid found in bile 3
  • noun cholic acid a crystalline insoluble acid present in bile: used as an emulsifying agent and an intermediate in the synthesis of organic compounds. Formula: C24H40O5 3
  • noun cholic acid an acid, C24H40O5, found in the bile, generally in combination with amino acids 3
  • noun cholic acid Biochemistry. a bile acid, C 24 H 40 O 5 , related to the sex hormones and cholesterol. 1
  • noun cholic acid the commercial form of this compound, obtained from beef bile, used chiefly in the manufacture of drugs and in research. 1
  • noun cholic acid (biochemistry) a steroidal bile acid, C24H40O5, derived from cholesterol. 0

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Origin of cholic acid

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < Greek cholikós bilious (chol(ḗ) bile + -ikos -ic); see chole-

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cholic acid popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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