cachectic


cachectic
Relating to or suffering from cachexia.

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ca·chec·tic kə-'kek-tik, ka- adj relating to or affected by cachexia

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  • Cachectic — Ca*chec tic, Cachectical Ca*chec tic*al, a. [L. cachecticus, Gr. ?????????: cf. F. cachectique.] Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical blood. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cachectic — 1630s, ultimately from Gk. kakhektikos in a bad habit of body (see CACHEXIA (Cf. cachexia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cachectic — adjective Etymology: French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kachektikos, from kak + echein Date: 1634 affected by cachexia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cachectic — ca·chec·tic (kə kĕkʹtĭk) adj. Affected by or relating to cachexia.   [French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body. See cachexia.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cachectic — adjective Having cachexia; wasting away from a disease or chronic illness …   Wiktionary

  • cachectic — adj. lean, haggard, weak (from illness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cachectic — [kə kɛktɪk] adjective Medicine relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia …   English new terms dictionary

  • cachectic — ca·chec·tic …   English syllables

  • cachectic — adj. relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia …   Useful english dictionary

  • cachectic diarrhea — diarrhea associated with cachexia; it may be due to malabsorption, or both the diarrhea and the cachexia may be manifestations of an underlying disease, such as a neoplasm …   Medical dictionary