anorexia

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English[edit]

Anorexic patient, from medical journal Nouvelle Iconographie de la Salpêtrière (1900)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀνορεξία (anoreksia), from ἀν- (an-, without) + ὄρεξις (oreksis, appetite).

Noun[edit]

anorexia (countable and uncountable, plural anorexias)

  1. Loss of appetite, especially as a result of disease.
  2. Anorexia nervosa.

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