obesogen

[ oh-bee-suh-jen ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of obesogen

1
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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