Definition of marantic in US English:

marantic

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to, associated with, or suffering from marasmus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Austin Flint (1812–1886). Perhaps from Hellenistic Greek μαραντικός wasting away from ancient Greek μαραν-, aorist stem of μαραίνειν to wither, waste away + -τικός, suffix forming adjectives from verbs.

Pronunciation

marantic

/məˈrantɪk/