Cachexy
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). [1913 Webster]

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