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.
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(psychol) an individual’s concept of his or her own body
noun a horror film genre in which the main feature is the graphically depicted destruction or degeneration of a human body or bodies
nonverbal, usually unconscious, communication through the use of postures, gestures, facial expressions, and the like. Contemporary Examples What McCain Was Really Saying News Shrink October 7, 2008 noun the nonverbal imparting of information by means of conscious or subconscious bodily gestures, posture, etc
See under louse (def 1). any small, wingless insect of the order Anoplura (sucking louse) parasitic on humans and other mammals and having mouthparts adapted for sucking, as Pediculus humanus (body louse or head louse) and Phthirius pubis (crab louse or pubic louse) any insect of the order Mallophaga (bird louse, biting louse, or chewing […]
an index for assessing overweight and underweight, obtained by dividing body weight in kilograms by height in meters squared: a measure of 25 or more is considered overweight. Abbreviation: BMI. noun an index used to indicate whether a person is over- or underweight. It is obtained by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the […]