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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A decrease in or an absence of bile secretion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, deficiency or want of bile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Deficiency or lack of bile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Deficiency or want of bile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : a– + Greek kholē, bile; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

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From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + χολή (kholē, "bile")

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