eating disorder


noun

any of various disorders, as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, characterized by severe disturbances in eating habits.

Origin of eating disorder

First recorded in 1990–95
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eating disorder

[ ētĭng ]

n.

Any of several patterns of severely disturbed eating behavior, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia, seen mainly in female teenagers and young women.

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Science definitions for eating disorder

eating disorder

[ ētĭng ]

Any of several patterns of severely disturbed eating behavior, especially anorexia nervosa and bulimia, seen mainly in female teenagers and young women.

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