achlorhydria

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

Definition of achlorhydria

  1. :  absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric juice

achlorhydric

play \-ˈhī-drik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of achlorhydria

New Latin, from a- + International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hydr- + New Latin -ia


First Known Use: 1892


Medical Dictionary

achlorhydria

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

Medical Definition of achlorhydria

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

achlorhydric

\-ˈhī-drik\play adjective

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