Origin of cachexia
Examples from the Web for cachexia
Malaria, if severe, may interrupt gestation through fever or cachexia.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
The cachexia and rapid decline are not seen in catarrhal ulceration.
The symptoms which induce women to seek medical aid are haemorrhage, foetid discharge, and later pain and cachexia.
There exists in some individuals a predisposition to "catching cold," independent of any cachexia.
It produces anæmia and cachexia in animals when given in small repeated doses.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
British Dictionary definitions for cachexia
Word Origin for cachexia
Word Origin and History for cachexia
"bad general state of health," 1540s, from Latinized form of Greek kakhexia "bad habits," from kakos "bad" (see caco-) + -exia, related to exis "habit or state," from exein "to have, be in a condition," from PIE root *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme (n.)). Related: cachexic.