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acholia

[ ey-koh-lee-uh ]
/ eɪˈkoʊ li ə /
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noun Pathology.
lack of a secretion of bile.
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Origin of acholia

1840–50; <Greek áchol(os) lacking bile (a-a-6 + chol-chol- + -os adj. suffix) + -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM acholia

a·chol·ic [ey-kol-ik], /eɪˈkɒl ɪk/, a·cho·lous [ey-koh-luhs, -kol-uhs, ak-uh-luhs], /eɪˈkoʊ ləs, -ˈkɒl əs, ˈæk ə ləs/, adjective
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How to use acholia in a sentence

  • Putty-colored or "acholic" stools occur when bile is deficient, either from obstruction to outflow or from deficient secretion.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd

Medical definitions for acholia

acholia
[ ā-kōlē-ə ]

n.
Suppression or absence of secretion of bile.

Other words from acholia

a•cholic (ā-kŏlĭk) adj.
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