One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Stimulating the secretion of bile by the liver; designating this action or effect.
A choleretic agent.
1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Pharmacological and Experimental Therapeutics. From chole- + -retic, after German choleretisch and Cholereticum respectively, both ultimately after Cholerese amount of bile secreted by the liver in a specific time.
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