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lack of a secretion of bile.
Historical Examples

Putty-colored or “acholic” stools occur when bile is deficient, either from obstruction to outflow or from deficient secretion.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

acholia a·cho·li·a (ā-kō’lē-ə)
Suppression or absence of secretion of bile.
a·chol’ic (ā-kŏl’ĭk) adj.


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  • Achondrite

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  • Achondrogenesis

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