achylia a·chy·li·a (ā-kī’lē-ə, ə-kī’-)
absence of gastric juice or other digestive secretions.
absence of chyle.
achzib falsehood. (1.) a town in the shephelah, or plain country of judah (josh. 15:44); probably the same as chezib of gen. 38:5 = ain kezbeh. (2.) a phoenician city (the gr. ecdippa), always retained in their possession though -ssigned to the tribe of asher (josh. 19:29; judg. 1:31). it is identified with the modern […]
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a needlelike part; spine, bristle, or needlelike crystal. a plural of . an . zoology. one of the slender, sharp stylets embedded in the parapodia of certain annelid worms, as the polychaetes. historical examples the banks of aripo are not the only localities, nor is the acicula the only mollusc, by which pearls are furnished. […]
shaped like a needle. metallurgy. (of cast iron) containing ferrite in a needlelike form. (of an alloy) having a microstructure of needlelike components. historical examples hyoscyamine crystallizes in the acicular form, with greater difficulty even than atropine, it also forms less compact crystals. scientific american supplement, no. 324, march 18, 1882 various by repeated solutions […]