eating disorder

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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1961

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eating disorder

noun

medical Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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