cachectic

adjective
ca·​chec·​tic | \ kə-ˈkek-tik How to pronounce cachectic (audio) , ka- \

Definition of cachectic

: affected by cachexia

First Known Use of cachectic

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cachectic

French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kachektikos, from kak- + echein

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“Cachectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachectic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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cachectic

adjective
ca·​chec·​tic | \ kə-ˈkek-tik, ka- How to pronounce cachectic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cachectic

: relating to or affected by cachexia

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