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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, from an- 'without' + orexis 'desire to eat'

anorexia

noun
     
an‧o‧rex‧i‧a also anorexia ner‧vo‧sa [uncountable]
MI a mental illness that makes someone stop eating
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