anorexia

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anorexia

1. loss of appetite
2. a disorder characterized by fear of becoming fat and refusal of food, leading to debility and even death

anorexia

[‚an·ə′rek·sē·ə]
(medicine)
Loss of appetite.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bell, Holy Anorexia (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985), 157.
Bell juxtaposes his ontological explanation of holy anorexia as a disease to a historical explanation.