anorexia


noun

  1. loss of appetite and inability to eat.
  2. Psychiatry. anorexia nervosa.

noun

  1. loss of appetite
  2. Also called: anorexia nervosa (nɜːˈvəʊsə) a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death
n.

1590s, “lack of appetite,” Modern Latin, from Greek anorexia, from an-, privative prefix, “without” (see an- (1)) + orexis “appetite, desire,” from oregein “to desire, stretch out” (cognate with Latin regere “to keep straight, guide, rule;” see regal). In current use, often short for anorexia nervosa.

n.

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

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

A short name for anorexia nervosa.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

51 queries 1.352