cacochymy

noun

caco·​chy·​my
ˈkakōˌkīmē
plural -es
obsolete
: an unhealthy condition of the humors of the body, especially of the blood

Word History

Etymology

New Latin cacochymia, from Greek kakochymia, from kak- cac- + -chymia (from chymos juice, from chein to pour)

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cacochymy was in 1541

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“Cacochymy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacochymy. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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