adjective• technical • rare
- Of or concerning desire or appetite.More example sentences
- The orectic response to energy expenditure and the orectic inhibition to fat accumulation are feedback mechanisms which are impaired in obesity.
late 17th century (as a noun in the sense 'stimulant for the appetite'): from Greek orektikos, from oregein 'stretch out, reach for'. The current sense dates from the late 18th century.
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