achlorhydria

/ (ˌeɪklɔːˈhaɪdrɪə) /

noun

the absence of free hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice

Nearby words

  1. anabaptist,
  2. anabaptists,
  3. anabas,
  4. anabasine,
  5. anabasis,
  6. anabiosis,
  7. anabiotic,
  8. anableps,
  9. anabolic,
  10. anabolic steroid

Word Origin for achlorhydria

C20: New Latin; see a- 1, chloro-, hydro-

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Medicine definitions for achlorhydria

achlorhydria

[ ā′klôr-hīdrē-ə ]

n.

Absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice.

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