Definition of choleretic in US English:

choleretic

adjective

Physiology Pharmacology
  • Stimulating the secretion of bile by the liver; designating this action or effect.

noun

Physiology Pharmacology
  • A choleretic agent.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

choleretic

/kɒləˈrɛtɪk/