Noun Acholia Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acholia

Pronunciation:

/aˈkəʊlɪə//eɪˈkəʊlɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Absent or reduced secretion of bile. In early use also: any of several diseases (supposedly) characterized by this, especially cholera and coeliac disease (now disused).
    ((n.) Deficiency or want of bile.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἄχολος lacking gall, in Hellenistic Greek also deficient in bile + -ia.

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