Origin of appestat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for appestat


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

Word Origin for appestat

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


  1. The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.
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