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ca·chex·i·a

 (kə-kĕk′sē-ə)
n.
Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility that can occur during a chronic disease.

[Late Latin, from Greek kakhexiā : kako-, caco- + hexis, condition (from ekhein, to have; see segh- in Indo-European roots).]

cachexia

(kəˈkɛksɪə) or

cachexy

n
(Pathology) a generally weakened condition of body or mind resulting from any debilitating chronic disease
[C16: from Late Latin from Greek kakhexia, from kakos bad + hexis condition, habit]
cachectic, cachectical, cachexic adj

ca•chex•i•a

(kəˈkɛk si ə)

also ca•chex•y

(-si)

n.
general ill health with emaciation, usu. occurring in association with a disease.
[1535–45; < Late Latin < Greek, =kak(ós) bad + héx(is) condition]
ca•chec′tic (-tɪk) adj.

cachexia, cachexy

general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cachexia - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
Translations

ca·chex·i·a

n. caquexia, condición grave que se caracteriza por pérdida excesiva de peso y debilidad general progresiva.