acoria

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

acoria (uncountable)

  1. (pathology, obsolete) Excessive eating due to a lack of the sensation of satiety.
    • 1856, Richard Dennis Hoblyn, A dictionary of terms used in medicine and the collateral sciences[1]:
      ACORIA (a, priv.; κορεα, to satisfy). Insatiable hunger.
    • 1908, Sir William Osler, Modern Medicine, Its Theory and Practice[2]:
      By acoria is meant that condition in which there is an absence of the sensation of satiety.
    • 1913, George Roe Lockwood, Diseases of the Stomach: Including Dietetic and Medicinal Treatment[3], page 544:
      Acoria consists in the absence of normal sense of satiety after eating, so that the patient never knows when hunger is appeased.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

acoria f (plural acorie)

  1. acoria