bulimia nervosa[ byoo-lim-ee-uh, -lee-mee-uh, boo-, buh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF bulimia nervosa
Synonyms for bulimia nervosa
1976, Modern Latin, from Greek boulimia, "ravenous hunger" as a disease, literally "ox-hunger," from bou-, intensive prefix (originally from bous "ox;" see cow (n.)) + limos "hunger," from PIE root *leie- "to waste away." As a psychological disorder, technically bulemia nervosa. Englished bulimy was used from late 14c. in a medical sense of "ravishing hunger."