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



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

Derived Forms

cachectic (kəˈkɛktɪk Pronunciation for cachectic , cachectical (kəˈkɛktɪkəl) , cachexic (kæˈkɛksɪk)  adjective

Word Origin

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

Example Sentences Including 'cachexia'

The end result is often the severely debilitated state, with gross weight loss, known as cachexia , and this is often terminal.
Youngson, Dr. Robert The Antioxidant Health Plan


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