achlorhydria


achlor·hy·dria

noun \ˌā-ˌklr-ˈhī-drē-ə\

Definition of ACHLORHYDRIA

:  absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice
achlor·hy·dric \-ˈhī-drik\ adjective

Origin of ACHLORHYDRIA

New Latin, from a- + International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hydr- + New Latin -ia
First Known Use: 1892

achlor·hy·dria

noun \ˌā-ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACHLORHYDRIA

: absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice—compare hyperchlorhydria, hypochlorhydria
achlor·hy·dric \-ˈhī-drik\ adjective

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