cachectic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body; see cachexia.
cachectic - Medical Definition
Variant of cachexia
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek kachexia, bad habit of body ; from kakos, bad plush hexis, habit ; from echein, to have ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seh-, to hold fast, conquer from source scheme