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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The area in the brain that is believed to regulate appetite and food intake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The area of the brain (possibly in the hypothalamus) supposed to control appetite and regulate food intake

Etymologies

appe(tite) + -stat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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