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[byoo-lim-uh-rek-see-uh, -lee-muh-, boo-, buh-] /byuˌlɪm əˈrɛk si ə, -ˌli mə-, bu-, bə-/
noun, Psychiatry.
a syndrome in which the symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia nervosa are present, characterized by distorted body image, excessive weight loss, and use of forced vomiting to compensate for periods of binge eating.
Origin of bulimarexia
1975-80; bulim(ia) + (an)orexia, with -o- respelled as -a-
Related forms
bulimarexic, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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bulimarexia in Medicine

bulimarexia bu·lim·a·rex·i·a (byōō-lĭm'ə-rěk'sē-ə, -lē'mə-, bōō-)
An eating disorder marked by an alternation between abnormal craving for and aversion to food. It is manifested by episodes of excessive food intake followed by periods of fasting and self-induced vomiting or diarrhea. Also called binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome.

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