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cachexia  (kəˈkɛksɪə or cachexy  (kəˈkɛksɪ

Definitions

noun

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

Derived Forms

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

Word Origin

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

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