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

First recorded in 1990–95
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Medical definitions for eating disorder

eating disorder
[ ē′tĭng ]

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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Scientific definitions for eating disorder

eating disorder
[ ē′tĭng ]

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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