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bulimia nervosa

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

  • n. See bulimia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An eating disorder characterized by a binge-and-purge cycle - extreme overeating followed by self-induced vomiting.

Etymologies

New Latin būlīmia nervōsa : būlīmia, bulimia + nervōsa, feminine of nervōsus, nervous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin bulimia, from Ancient Greek βουλιμία (boulīmia, "ravenous hunger"), from βοῦς (bous, "ox") + λιμός (līmos, "hunger, famine"). (Wiktionary)

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