obesogenic

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adjective obe·so·gen·ic \ə-ˌbē-sə-ˈje-nik\

Definition of obesogenic

  1. :  promoting excessive weight gain :  producing obesity an obesogenic environment

Origin and Etymology of obesogenic

obese + -o- + -genic


First Known Use: 1970


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obesogenic

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adjective obe·so·gen·ic \ə-ˌbē-sə-ˈje-nik, ō-\

Medical Definition of obesogenic

  1. :  promoting excessive weight gain :  producing obesity Ironically, the US's obesogenic environment is one that societies through the ages have dreamed of: tasty cheap food in abundance, and barely a lick of hard work to be done.—Alison Motluk, New Scientist, 5 Nov. 2004


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