bigorexia

bigorexia

[big-uh-rek-see-uh]

Origin:
2005; big1 + (an)orexia

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Main Entry:  bigorexia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a mental disorder characterized by a normal person's obsession with an imagined defect in physical appearance; also called [muscle dysmorphia], dysmorphophobia, reverse anorexia
Example:  Bigorexia tends to affect males more than females because men are under more pressure to be toned and muscular.
Etymology:  based on anorexia, big + Greek orexis 'appetite'
Usage:  medicine
Main Entry:  bigorexia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See muscle dysmorphia
Main Entry:  bigorexia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See reverse anorexia nervosa
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