obesogen

[ oh-bee-suh-jen ]
/ oʊˈbi səˌdʒɛn /

noun

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 obesogen

o·be·so·gen·ic [oh-bee-suh-jen-ik] /oʊˌbi səˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective
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