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cachexia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cachexia  \Ca*chex"i*a\,  Cachexy  \Ca*chex"y\,  n.  [L.  cachexia, 
  Gr  kachexi`a;  kako`s  bad  +  "e`xis  condition.] 
  A  condition  of  ill  health  and  impairment  of  nutrition  due  to 
  impoverishment  of  the  blood,  esp.  when  caused  by  a  specific 
  morbid  process  (as  cancer  or  tubercle). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cachexia 
  n  :  any  general  wasting  of  body  and  mind  resulting  from  any 
  debilitating  chronic  disease  [syn:  {cachexy}] 




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