Affected by or relating to cachexia.
Origin of cachecticFrench cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body; see cachexia.
(comparative more cachectic, superlative most cachectic)
- Having cachexia; wasting away from a disease or chronic illness.
Variant of cachexia
a generally weakened, emaciated condition of the body, esp. as associated with a chronic illness
Origin of cachexiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek kachexia, bad habit of body ; from kakos, bad + hexis, habit ; from echein, to have ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seh-, to hold fast, conquer from source scheme