achlorhydria

noun
achlor·hy·dria | \ˌā-ˌklȯr-ˈhī-drē-ə \

Definition of achlorhydria 

: absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice

Other Words from achlorhydria

achlorhydric \-ˈhī-drik \ adjective

First Known Use of achlorhydria

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achlorhydria

probably borrowed from French achlorhydrie, from a- a- entry 2 + (acide) chlorhydr(ique) "hydrochloric acid" (from chlore "chlorine"—borrowed from Greek chlōrós "greenish-yellow"— + hydr- hydr- + -ique -ic entry 1) + -ie -ia entry 1 — more at yellow entry 1

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achlorhydria

noun
achlor·hy·dria | \ˌā-ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklȯr- \

Medical Definition of achlorhydria 

: absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice — compare hyperchlorhydria, hypochlorhydria

Other Words from achlorhydria

achlorhydric \-ˈhī-drik \ adjective

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