achrestic anemia

achres·​tic anemia | \ ə-ˈkre-stik- \

Definition of achrestic anemia

: chronic progressive macrocytic anemia characterized by a refractoriness to liver therapy

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First Known Use of achrestic anemia

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achrestic anemia

a- + Greek chrēstikos knowing how to use, understanding the use of; from the hypothesis that the body of a sufferer from this disease is unable to use the antianemic principle contained in the body

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“Achrestic anemia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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