- cachectic 1630s, ultimately from Gk. kakhektikos "in a bad habit of body" (see CACHEXIA (Cf. 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 — 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 — Relating to or suffering from cachexia. * * * ca·chec·tic kə kek tik, ka adj relating to or affected by cachexia … Medical dictionary
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