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 se?h-, to hold fast, conquer from source scheme
Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility that can occur during a chronic disease.
Origin of cachexiaLate Latin, from Greek kakhexi&amacron; : kako-, caco- + hexis, condition (from ekhein, to have; see segh- in Indo-European roots).
(countable and uncountable, plural cachexias)
From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, “bad, wretched”) + ἔχειν (ekhein, “to have”), present active infinitive of ἔχω (ekhō).