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cachectic (kəˈkɛktɪk) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. (medicine) of or relating to cachexia

cachexia (kəˈkɛksɪə Pronunciation for cachexia or cachexy (kəˈkɛksɪ Pronunciation for cachexy

Definitions

noun

  1. a generally weakened condition of body or mind resulting from any debilitating chronic disease

Derived Forms

cachectic (kəˈkɛktɪk Pronunciation for cachectic  adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin from Greek kakhexia, from kakos bad + hexis condition, habit

Example Sentences Including 'cachectic'

In view of her age, cachectic appearance, and gross ascites, we suspected an intra-abdominal malignancy.
British Medical Journal (2002)

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