|1.||loss of appetite|
|2.||Also called: anorexia nervosa a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death|
|[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from |
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān'ə-rěk'tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět'ĭk)
Marked by loss of appetite.
Suppressing or causing loss of appetite.
Of or affected with anorexia nervosa.
An agent that causes loss of appetite.
One affected with anorexia nervosa.