noun, plural ap·pe·ten·cies.
Examples from the Web for appetency
Appetency, ap′pet-ens-i, n. a seeking after: craving or appetite: desire, especially sensual desire—also Ap′petence.
If the word veut has suggested the doctrine of appetency in meaning has been pushed too far by the critics of Lamarck.
The doctrine of appetency attributed to Lamarck is without foundation.
The church of Durham, he said, was the great object of their appetency.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It is from the combination and the workings of these wonderful powers that appetency, desires, aversions, and volition arise.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen