Hectic

Definition of Hectic

Hec´tic
a.1.Habitual; constitutional; pertaining especially to slow waste of animal tissue, as in consumption; as, a hectic type in disease; a hectic flush.
2.In a hectic condition; having hectic fever; consumptive; as, a hectic patient.
Hectic fever
(Med.) a fever of irritation and debility, occurring usually at a advanced stage of exhausting disease, as a in pulmonary consumption.
n.1.(Med.) Hectic fever.
2.A hectic flush.
It is no living hue, but a strange hectic.
- Byron.

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