anorexia nervosa

noun anorexia ner·vo·sa \ -(ˌ)nər-ˈvō-sə , -zə \
Updated on: 2 Apr 2018
: a serious disorder in eating behavior primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss

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Origin and Etymology of anorexia nervosa

New Latin, nervous anorexia

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anorexia nervosa

noun anorexia ner·vo·sa \ -(ˌ)nər-ˈvō-sə, -zə \
: a serious eating disorder primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss

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