Pic"ro*mel (?), n. [Gr. bitter + honey: cf. F. picromel.] Old Chem.

A colorless viscous substance having a bitter-sweet taste.

⇒ It was formerly supposed to be the essential principle of the bile, but is now known to be a mixture, principally of salts of glycocholic and taurocholic acids.

 

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