anorectic


anorectic
an·o·rec·tic .an-ə-'rek-tik also an·o·ret·ic -'ret-ik adj
1 a) lacking appetite
b) ANOREXIC (2)
2) causing loss of appetite <\anorectic drugs>
anorectic also anoretic n
1) an anorectic agent
2) ANOREXIC

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ano·rec·tic (an″o-rekґtik) [Gr. anorektos without appetite for] 1. pertaining to anorexia; having no appetite. 2. a substance that diminishes the appetite. Called also appetite suppressant, anorexic, and anorexigenic.

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