anorexia

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

Definition of anorexia

1 :loss of appetite especially when prolonged

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Origin and Etymology of anorexia

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


ANOREXIA Defined for English Language Learners

anorexia

noun

Definition of anorexia for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

anorexia

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

medical Definition of anorexia

1 :loss of appetite especially when prolonged


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