Definition of orectic in English:

orectic

adjective

technical
  • Of or concerning desire or appetite.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation

orectic

/ˌôˈrektik/