Definitions for cachexiakəˈkɛk si ə; -si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ca•chex•i•akəˈkɛk si ə; -si(n.)
general ill health with emaciation, usu. occurring in association with a disease.
Origin of cachexia:
1535–45; < LL < Gk, =kak(ós) bad +héx(is) condition
cachexia, cachexy, wasting(noun)
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
A systemic wasting of muscle tissue, with or without loss of fat mass, that accompanies a chronic disease
Origin: From κακός + ἔχειν,
alt. of Cachexy
U.S. National Library of Medicine
General ill health, malnutrition, and weight loss, usually associated with chronic disease.