"characterized by lack of appetite," 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos "without appetite" (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913.
anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān'ə-rěk'tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět'ĭk)adj.
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.