plural -es
: an unhealthy condition of the humors of the body, especially of the blood

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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