cachexia vs wasting what difference

what is difference between cachexia and wasting

English

Etymology

From Late Latin cachexia or French cachexie, from Ancient Greek καχεξία (kakhexía), from κακός (kakós, bad; injurious) + ἕξῐς (héxis, act of having; habit or state of body) (ultimately from ἔχω (ékhō, to have)) + -ῐᾰ (-ia, suffix added to adjectives to form abstract nouns).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəˈkɛksɪə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kəˈkɛksiə/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧che‧xia

Noun

cachexia (countable and uncountable, plural cachexias or cachexiae)

  1. (pathology) A systemic wasting of muscle tissue, with or without loss of fat mass, that accompanies a chronic disease. [from mid 16th c.]
    Synonym: cachexy

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References

Further reading

  • cachexia on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • cachexia at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈweɪstɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪstɪŋ

Verb

wasting

  1. present participle of waste

Adjective

wasting (not comparable)

  1. Causing a waste, or wasting away; causing pronounced loss of body mass.

Derived terms

  • wasting disease

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Noun

wasting (countable and uncountable, plural wastings)

  1. Gradual deterioration or wasting away.
  2. The act by which something is laid waste; destruction.

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Anagrams

  • stawing, tawings, tawsing

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