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

borrowed from French & Late Latin; French cachectique, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Late Latin cachecticus, borrowed from Greek kachektikós "in a poor state of health, wasted," from kachech- (in kachexía "poor state of health," cachexia) + -t-, verbal adjective formative + -ikos -ic entry 1

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“Cachectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cachectic. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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