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anorexia

noun an·orex·ia \ˌa-nə-ˈrek-sē-ə, -ˈrek-shə\

: a serious physical and emotional illness in which an abnormal fear of being fat leads to very poor eating habits and dangerous weight loss

Full Definition of ANOREXIA

1
:  loss of appetite especially when prolonged

Origin of ANOREXIA

New Latin, from Greek, from a- + orexis appetite, from oregein
First Known Use: 1598

anorexia

noun an·orex·ia \ˌan-ə-ˈrek-sē-ə, -ˈrek-shə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANOREXIA

1
:  loss of appetite especially when prolonged

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