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appestat

[ap-uh-stat]
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noun
  1. a presumed region in the human brain, possibly the hypothalamus, that functions to adjust appetite.
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Origin of appestat

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British Dictionary definitions for appestat

appestat

noun
  1. a neural control centre within the hypothalamus of the brain that regulates the sense of hunger and satiety
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Word Origin

C20: from appe (tite) + -stat
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appestat in Medicine

appestat

(ăpĭ-stăt′)
n.
  1. The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
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