Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wasting: same as marasmic.

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  • adjective medicine Pertaining to marasmus.

Etymologies

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Probably from Hellenistic Greek μαραντικός (marantikos, "wasting away"), from the aorist stem of Ancient Greek μαραίνω (marainō, "I waste away, wither").

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