cachexia

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noun ca·chex·ia \ kə-ˈkek-sē-ə , ka- \

Definition of cachexia

:general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease

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Origin and Etymology of cachexia

Late Latin cachexia, from Greek kachexia bad condition, from kak- cac- + hexis condition, from echein to have, be disposed — more at scheme


Medical Dictionary

cachexia

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noun ca·chex·ia \ kə-ˈkek-sē-ə, ka- \
variants: also cachexy play \kə-ˈkek-sē, ka-; ˈkak-ˌek-\

medical Definition of cachexia

plural cachexias also cachexies
:general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease


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