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Meaning of CACHEXIA

Pronunciation:  ku'kekseeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

CACHEXIA is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cachexy, wasting
 See Also: debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ca*chex"i*a\, Cachexy \Ca*chex"y\, n. [L. cachexia,
Gr. kachexi`a; kako`s bad + "e`xis condition.]
A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to
impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific
morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Malnutrition and wasting due to illness.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Cachexia is the appearance of widespread of wasting of the body, pale color, dry wrinkled skin and mental depression; a clinical sign of serious chronic disease, especially cancer.