cachexia


ca·chex·ia

noun \kə-ˈkek-sē-ə, ka-\

Definition of CACHEXIA

:  general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease

Origin of CACHEXIA

Late Latin cachexia, from Greek kachexia bad condition, from kak- cac- + hexis condition, from echein to have, be disposed — more at scheme
First Known Use: circa 1538

Rhymes with CACHEXIA

ca·chex·ia

noun \kə-ˈkek-sē-ə, ka-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ca·chex·ias also ca·chex·ies

Medical Definition of CACHEXIA

: general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease

Variants of CACHEXIA

ca·chex·ia also ca·chexy \kə-ˈkek-sē, ka-; ˈkak-ˌek-\

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