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taurocholic acid[¦tȯr·ə¦kȯl·ik ′as·əd]
one of the conjugate bile acids; a product of the conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. It is formed in the liver of animals and man and released with bile into the intestine. It participates in fat metabolism, facilitating the emulsifiction of fats and activating the enzyme lipase, thereby promoting the digestion and absorption of fats.