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body image

noun
1.
an intellectual or idealized image of what one's body is or should be like that is sometimes misconceived in such mental disorders as anorexia nervosa.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for body image

body image

noun
1.
(psychol) an individual's concept of his or her own body
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body image in Medicine

body image n.

  1. The cerebral representation of all body sensation organized in the parietal cortex.

  2. The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and reactions of others.

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