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Definition of Cachectic

Cachectic: Having cachexia, physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass due to disease. Patients with advanced cancer, AIDS, severe heart failure and some other major chronic progressive diseases may appear cachectic.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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