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appestat

[ap-uh-stat] /ˈæp əˌstæt/
noun
1.
a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.
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British Dictionary definitions for appestat

appestat

/ˈæpɪstæt/
noun
1.
a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
Word Origin
C20: from appe(tite) + -stat
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appestat in Medicine

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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