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emaciation

 [e-ma″se-a´shun]
a wasted condition of the body; see wasting.

e·ma·ci·a·tion

(ē-mā'sē-ā'shŭn),
Becoming abnormally thin from extreme loss of flesh.
Synonym(s): wasting (1)
[L. e-macio, pp. -atus, to make thin]

emaciation

/ema·ci·a·tion/ (e-ma″she-a´shun) a wasted condition of the body.

emaciation

[imā′shi·ā′shən]
Etymology: L, emaciare, to make lean
1 excessive leanness caused by disease or lack of nutrition. emaciated, [imā′shē·ā′tid] adj.
2 characterized by an extreme loss of subcutaneous fat that results in an abnormally lean body, such as with starvation.

e·ma·ci·a·tion

(ĕ-mā'shē-ā'shŭn)
Abnormal thinness resulting from extreme loss of flesh.
Synonym(s): wasting (1) .
[L. e-macio, pp. -atus, to make thin]

emaciation

The state of extreme thinness from absence of body fat and muscle wasting usually resulting from malnutrition, widespread cancer or other debilitating disease.

e·ma·ci·a·tion

(ĕ-mā'shē-ā'shŭn)
Becoming abnormally thin due to extreme loss of flesh.
Synonym(s): wasting (1) .
[L. e-macio, pp. -atus, to make thin]

emaciation

(imā´shēā´shən),
n an excessive leanness caused by disease or lack of nutrition.
Be-mail (electronic mail),
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emaciation

excessive leanness; a wasted condition of the body; generally taken to mean that the body weight is less than 50% of the normal expected for a comparable normal animal.
References in classic literature ?
Stevie was staring at the horse, whose hind quarters appeared unduly elevated by the effect of emaciation.
This pleased him, but his extreme emaciation converted his self-satisfied smile into a ghastly exhibition of long teeth under the red moustache.
Notwithstanding his years, and his look of emaciation, if not of suffering, there was that about this solitary being, however, which said that time, and not disease, had laid his hand heavily on him.
A young woman, with a child in her arms, who seemed scarcely able to crawl, from emaciation and misery, was walking up and down the passage in conversation with her husband, who had no other place to see her in.
She says: "By the time anorexia is identified, the men are often severely underweight and the degree of emaciation can be severe.
Lindsay's death certificate listed pneumonia and marasmus - progressive emaciation caused by a lack of food - as causes.
Each of them was thin to the point of emaciation, but thin is IN and the popping flashbulbs proved it.
Noting that her death certificate listed cardiorespiratory arrest, pneumonia, marasmus (progressive emaciation caused by lack of food), and congenital myotonic dystrophy, he said, ``Each one of them by itself is able to cause her death.
She's thin to the point of emaciation and admits she feels at least 20 years older than her 26 years.
Her death certificate said she died of a cardiac arrest, pneumonia, marasmus - progressive emaciation caused by lack of food - and congenital myotonic dystrophy.
She said: "Numerous cattle were extremely thin, near the point of emaciation.