bigorexia

noun
big·​orex·​ia | \ ˌbi-gə-ˈrek-sē-ə, -shə How to pronounce bigorexia (audio) \

Medical Definition of bigorexia

: muscle dysmorphia Most American men would do well to exercise more and improve their diets, but a small number … suffer from a condition psychiatrists call bigorexia, or muscle dysmorphia, in which they feel crippling shame and embarrassment about their perceived smallness.— Rebecca Keegan, The Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2011

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