Definition of orectic in English:

orectic

Syllabification: o·rec·tic
Pronunciation: /ˌôˈrektik
 
/

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.

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.

Definition of orectic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bouffant
Pronunciation: bo͞oˈfänt
adjective
styled to puff out in a rounded shape...