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muscle dysmorphia

[ muhs-uhl dis-mawr-fee-uh ]
/ ˈmʌs əl dɪsˌmɔr fi ə /
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noun
a mental disorder primarily affecting males, characterized by obsessions about a perceived lack of muscularity, leading to compulsive exercising, use of anabolic steroids, etc.
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Also called bigorexia, dysmorphia.

Origin of muscle dysmorphia

First recorded in 1995–2000
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