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anorexia

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

Simple Definition of anorexia

  • : 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. 1 :  loss of appetite especially when prolonged

  2. 2 :  anorexia nervosa

Origin of anorexia

New Latin, from Greek, from a- + orexis appetite, from oregein


First Known Use: 1598


Medical Dictionary

anorexia

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

Medical Definition of anorexia

  1. 1:  loss of appetite especially when prolonged

  2. 2:  anorexia nervosa





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