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Absent or reduced secretion by part of the digestive tract; especially (more fully "achylia gastrica") absence of the secretion of gastric fluid (as in atrophic gastritis).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. From achyl- + -ia.
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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.