deoxycholic acid

7-D.; 3α,12α-dihydroxy-5β-cholanic acid; a bile acid and choleretic; used in biochemical preparations as a detergent.

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de·oxy·cho·lic acid (.)dē-.äk-sē-.kō-lik- or des·oxy·cho·lic acid .des- n a crystalline acid C24H40O4 found esp. in bile and used as a choleretic and digestant and in the synthesis of adrenocortical hormones (as cortisone)

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de·oxy·chol·ic ac·id (de-ok″se-koґlik) a secondary bile acid formed by dehydroxylation of cholic acid in the intestine; it is a choleretic and is also used in biochemistry as a detergent.

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