achebe, chinua [(ah-chay-bay)]
a twentieth-century nigerian writer whose works include things fall apart and arrow of g-d. his novels focus on the clash between traditional african values and culture and the encroachment of colonialism and westernization.
to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: his whole body ached. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: her heart ached for the starving animals. to feel eager; yearn; long: she ached to be the champion. he’s just aching to get even. a continuous, dull pain (in contrast to a sharp, sudden, or […]
. having no labellum or lip, or one that is undeveloped, as in the flower of certain orchids.
acheilia acheilia a·chei·li·a or a·chi·li·a (ə-kī’lē-ə) n. congenital absence of the lips. a·chei’lous adj.
acheiria acheiria a·chei·ri·a or a·chi·ri·a (ə-kī’rē-ə) n. congenital absence of the hands. a condition sometimes occurring in hysteria in which there is a loss of the sense of possession of one or both hands.
acheiropody acheiropody a·chei·rop·o·dy or a·chi·rop·o·dy (ə-kī-rŏp’ə-dē) n. congenital absence of the hands and the feet.