achlorhydria

noun
achlor·​hy·​dria | \ ˌā-ˌklȯr-ˈhī-drē-ə How to pronounce achlorhydria (audio) \

Definition of achlorhydria

: absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice

Other Words from achlorhydria

achlorhydric \ ˌā-​ˌklȯr-​ˈhī-​drik How to pronounce achlorhydria (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achlorhydria. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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achlorhydria

noun
achlor·​hy·​dria | \ ˌā-ˌklōr-ˈhī-drē-ə, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce achlorhydria (audio) \

Medical Definition of achlorhydria

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

Other Words from achlorhydria

achlorhydric \ -​ˈhī-​drik How to pronounce achlorhydria (audio) \ adjective

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