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bigorexia

noun big·orex·ia \ ˌbi-gə-ˈrek-sē-ə, -shə \

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 KeeganThe Los Angeles Times29 May 2011

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