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orectic

Line breaks: orec|tic
Pronunciation: /ɒˈrɛktɪk
 
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Definition of orectic in English:

adjective

technical
Of or concerning desire or appetite.
Example sentences
  • The orectic response to energy expenditure and the orectic inhibition to fat accumulation are feedback mechanisms which are impaired in obesity.

Origin

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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