anorexia nervosa

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From the scientific term anorexia nervosa (1957), from the symptom anorexia (loss of appetite), from Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, without) + ὄρεξις (óreksis, appetite, desire), and Latin nervōsa (nervous).

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anorexia nervosa (uncountable)

  1. An eating disorder characterized by self starvation due to a fear of gaining weight.

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anorexia nervosa

  1. (pathology) anorexia nervosa (serious eating disorder)

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anorexia nervosa f (uncountable)

  1. anorexia nervosa (disorder characterised by self-starvation)