of, relating to, or associated with the anus and rectum.
anorectal a·no·rec·tal (ā’nō-rěk’təl)
Relating to the anus and the rectum.
Also, anorectous. having no appetite. causing a loss of appetite. an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant. adj. “characterized by lack of appetite,” 1832, medical Latin, from Greek anorektos “without appetite” (see anorexia). As a noun, attested from 1913. anorectic an·o·rec·tic (ān’ə-rěk’tĭk) or an·o·ret·ic (-rět’ĭk) adj. Marked by loss of appetite. Suppressing or causing loss […]
loss of appetite and inability to eat. Psychiatry. . Contemporary Examples I told the audience about my own battle with anorexia, which began when I was 19. Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia? Emma Woolf March 2, 2014 For a period of roughly three years, between the ages of 18 and 21, I […]
- Anorexia nervosa
an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, excessive dieting, and emaciation. Contemporary Examples Marie took her own life on January 19, just two months after her daughter Isabelle succumbed to the effects of anorexia nervosa. Isabelle Caro: Anorexic Model Dies, Her Mother […]
a substance, as a drug, for causing loss of appetite. anorexiant an·o·rex·i·ant (ān’ə-rěk’sē-ənt) n. A drug, process, or event that leads to anorexia.