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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Deficiency or want of bile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Deficiency or lack of bile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, deficiency or want of bile.

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

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


New Latin : a-1 + Greek kholē, bile; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-, "not") + χολή (kholē, "bile") (Wiktionary)



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