[ oh-bee-suh-jen ]
/ oʊˈbi səˌdʒɛn /
a factor, especially a chemical one, that inclines a person or animal to obesity by triggering adverse modifications to such physical processes as metabolism, fat storage, and appetite regulation: Avoiding processed, nonorganic foods may reduce your exposure to obesogens.
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Origin of obesogen
First recorded in 1975–80; back formation from obesogenic
OTHER WORDS FROM obesogeno·be·so·gen·ic [oh-bee-suh-jen-ik] /oʊˌbi səˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective
Words nearby obesogen
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