appestat

appestat

[ap-uh-stat]
noun
a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.

Origin:
appe(tite) + -stat

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appestat (ˈæpɪstæt)
 
n
a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
 
[C20: from appe(tite) + -stat]

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appestat ap·pe·stat (āp'ĭ-stāt')
n.
The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.

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