Definition of achrestic anemia
: chronic progressive macrocytic anemia characterized by a refractoriness to liver therapy
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Origin and Etymology of achrestic anemia
2a- + 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
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
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