achlorhydria

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

Definition of achlorhydria

: absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice

achlorhydric

play \-ˈhī-drik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of achlorhydria

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


Medical Dictionary

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

achlorhydric

play \-ˈhī-drik\ adjective

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