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Absent or reduced secretion of bile. In early use also: any of several diseases (supposedly) characterized by this, especially cholera and coeliac disease (now disused).
Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἄχολος lacking gall, in Hellenistic Greek also deficient in bile + -ia.
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