Definition of taurocholic acid in English:

taurocholic acid

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] An acid formed by the combination of taurine with cholic acid, occurring in bile.

    • ‘Glycocholic acid and unconjugated cholic acid were equally effective as taurocholic acid in suppressing cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase mRNA.’
    • ‘It involves use of taurocholic acid and its salts as enhancers for calcitonin containing pharmaceutical compositions.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek tauros bull + kholē bile + -ic.

Pronunciation:

taurocholic acid

/ˌtɔːrə(ʊ)ˈkɒlɪk/