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acholia

[ey-koh-lee-uh] /eɪˈkoʊ li ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
lack of a secretion of bile.
Origin of acholia
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek áchol(os) lacking bile (a- a-6 + chol- chol- + -os adj. suffix) + -ia
Related forms
acholic
[ey-kol-ik] /eɪˈkɒl ɪk/ (Show IPA),
acholous
[ey-koh-luh s, -kol-uh s, ak-uh-luh s] /eɪˈkoʊ ləs, -ˈkɒl əs, ˈæk ə ləs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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acholia in Medicine

acholia a·cho·li·a (ā-kō'lē-ə)
n.
Suppression or absence of secretion of bile.


a·chol'ic (ā-kŏl'ĭk) adj.
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