[ ey-koh-lee-uh ]
/ eɪˈkoʊ li ə /

noun Pathology.

lack of a secretion of bile.

Origin of acholia

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

Related forms

a·chol·ic [ey-kol-ik] /eɪˈkɒl ɪk/, a·cho·lous [ey-koh-luh s, -kol-uh s, ak-uh-luh s] /eɪˈkoʊ ləs, -ˈkɒl əs, ˈæk ə ləs/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for acholic

  • 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

Medicine definitions for acholic


[ ā-kōlē-ə ]


Suppression or absence of secretion of bile.

Related forms

a•cholic (ā-kŏlĭk) adj.
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