Definition of orectic in English:


Syllabification: o·rec·tic
Pronunciation: /ôˈrektik


technical rare
  • Of or concerning desire or appetite.
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    • 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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