- 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.
Origin of body image
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for body image
Marnell makes no effort to disassociate her drug use from her body-image obsession.The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More
July 12, 2012
- psychol an individual's concept of his or her own body
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- The cerebral representation of all body sensation organized in the parietal cortex.
- The subjective concept of one's physical appearance based on self-observation and reactions of others.
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