GC: n

S: NCBI – (last access: 30 July 2016); (last access: 30 July 2016).

N: 1. 1590s, “lack of appetite,” Modern Latin, from Greek anorexia, from an-, privative prefix, “without” + orexis “appetite, desire,” from oregein “to desire, stretch out” (cognate with Latin regere “to keep straight, guide, rule;”). In current use, often short for anorexia nervosa.
2. A lack or loss of appetite, resulting in the inability to eat.
3. The condition may result from poorly prepared or unattractive food or surroundings, unfavorable company, or various physical and psychologic causes.
4. Not to be confused with “anorexia nervosa” (anorexia nerviosa in Spanish and anorexie mentale in French).

S: 1. OED – (last access: 4 November 2014). 2 to 4. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 2 April 2015): FCB.

SYN: inappetence, inappetency.

S: GDT (last access: 2 April 2015)

CR: Addison’s disease, anorexia nervosa, brucellosis, bulimia, bulimia nervosa, fluoxetine, hepatitis, influenza, muscle dysmorphia, orthorexia.