bulimia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (by-lim'ē-u, -lē'mē-u, b-, bu-), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledabnormally voracious appetite or unnaturally constant hunger.
  2. Also calleda habitual disturbance in eating behavior mostly affecting young women of normal weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain. Cf. anorexia nervosa.
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