taurine


taurine

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a bull.
  2. pertaining to the zodiacal sign Taurus.

noun Chemistry.

  1. a neutral crystalline substance, C2H7NO3S, obtained from bile.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a bull

noun

  1. a derivative of the amino acid, cysteine, obtained from the bile of animals; 2-aminoethanesulphonic acid. Formula: NH 2 CH 2 CH 2 SO 3 H

n.chemical substance (aminoethyl-sulphonic acid), 1845, from Latin taurus “bull” (see steer (n.)) + chemical suffix -ine (2); obtained by German professor Leopold Gmelin in 1826 and so called because it was first found in ox bile. n.

  1. A colorless crystalline substance formed by the hydrolysis of taurocholic acid and found in the fluids of the muscles and lungs of many animals.

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