anorexia nervosa
noun Etymology: New Latin, nervous anorexia Date: 1873 a serious disorder in eating behavior primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss

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