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acholia

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health.

n. absence or deficiency of bile secretion or failure of the bile to enter the alimentary canal (for example, because of an obstructed bile duct).

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acholuria

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health.

n. absence of the bile pigments from the urine, which occurs in some forms of jaundice (acholuric jaundice). —acholuric adj.

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achondrite

Overview page. Subjects: astronomy and cosmology.

Rare stony meteorite lacking chondrules and with low nickel-iron content. It is more coarsely crystalline than a chondrite. Basaltic achondrites resemble terrestrial lavas.

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ache

Overview page. Subjects: dentistry.

A dull persistent pain.

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achondroplasia

Overview page. Subjects: medicine and health — chemistry.

A form of dwarfism (chondrodystrophia fetalis) in which there is a failure of endochondral ossification caused by an autosomal dominant mutation in the gene for the fibroblast growth factor...

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Achor

Overview page. Subjects: biblical studies.

The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7: 25–6); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2: 15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its...

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Kad Achouri

Overview page. Subjects: music.

B. 1969, Mazamet, Tarn, France. Achouri took a very early interest in music although for some years he was also a very good tennis player with international promise. However, he ...

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Achpal-miyā

Overview page. Subjects: Indian music.

(b. Delhi, c. 1780; d. ?, c. 1854)

Vocalist of the durbar of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar (r. 1827–57). His real name is mentioned in different sources as Mir Sadiq...

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Achras

Overview page. Subjects: plant sciences and forestry.

(family Sapotaceae)

A genus of plants that includes A. zapota (Manilkara zapota) which yields the delicious fruit chiku, or sapodilla plum, for which it is now widely cultivated,...

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achromatic

Overview page. Subjects: psychology.

1 Without hue, or represented in black, white, and grey. An achromatic colour, also called a neutral grey or neutral colour, is a mixture of black and white without any chroma...

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