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Absence of bile pigments in the urine in certain types of jaundice, especially that associated with chronic haemolytic anaemias. In early use also: a disorder giving rise to this, specifically hereditary spherocytosis (now historical).
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From ancient Greek ἄχολος lacking gall, in Hellenistic Greek also deficient in bile + -uria, probably after French acholurie.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.