Bulimia
Bulimia Bu*lim"i*a (b[u^]*l[i^]m"[i^]*[.a]), Bulimy Bu"li*my, n. [NL. bulimia, fr. Gr. boylimi`a, lit., ox-hunger; boy^s ox + limo`s hunger: cf. F. boulimie.] 1. (Med.) A disease in which there is a perpetual and insatiable appetite for food; a diseased and voracious appetite. [1913 Webster]

2. a disordered eating habit characterized by occasional episodes of excessive eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or abuse of laxatives, to avoid gaining weight; it is often accompanied by feelings of guilt; -- called also {bulimia nervosa} and {binge-purge syndrome}. It is observed mainly in young women of normal weight. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bulimia — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bulimia Clasificación y recursos externos Aviso médico CIE 10 F 50.2 …   Wikipedia Español

  • bulimia — f. neurol. y nutric. Aumento desmesurado del apetito, lo que provoca una necesidad de ingerir gran cantidad de alimentos. La bulimia puede estar causada por trastornos digestivos (úlcera gástrica, presencia de parásitos intestinales), trastornos… …   Diccionario médico

  • bulimia — sustantivo femenino 1. (no contable) Área: medicina Enfermedad que se caracteriza por un deseo insaciable de comer: Algunas personas pasan de la bulimia a la anorexia …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • bulimia — (also bulimia nervosa) ► NOUN ▪ an emotional disorder characterized by bouts of overeating, typically alternating with fasting or self induced vomiting. DERIVATIVES bulimic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek boulimia ravenous hunger , from bous ox +… …   English terms dictionary

  • bulimia — [byo͞o lē′mē ə, byo͞olim′ē ə; bo͞olim′ē ə] n. [ModL < Gr boulimia < bous, ox, COW1 + limos, hunger < ? IE base * lei , to diminish, meager > LITTLE] 1. Med. a continuous, abnormal hunger 2. an eating disorder, chiefly in young women,… …   English World dictionary

  • Bulimīa — (griech.), soviel wie Heißhunger …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bulimia — /buli mia/ s.f. [dal gr. boulimía gran fame , propr. fame da bue , comp. di boûs bue e limós fame ]. (med.) [senso eccessivo e patologico di fame] ▶◀ acoria, Ⓖ mal della lupa. ↓ Ⓖ appetito, Ⓖ fame. ‖ Ⓖ ingordigia, Ⓖ insaziabilità. ◀▶ anoressia,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • bulimia — ‘Gana desmedida de comer’. Es errónea la forma ⊕ gulimia, debida al cruce con gula …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • bulimia — 1976, Modern Latin, from Gk. boulimia, ravenous hunger as a disease, lit. ox hunger, from bou , intensive prefix (originally from bous ox ) + limos hunger; as a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Anglicized bulimy was used from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bulimia — s. f. 1. Irregularidade de digestão caracterizada por fome insaciável. 2. Fome canina. 3. Acoria …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”