appetite

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(ap′ĕ-tīt″)

[L. appetitus, longing for]
A strong desire or instinct, esp. for food. Appetite differs from hunger in that the latter is an uncomfortable sensation caused by lack of food, whereas appetite is a pleasant sensation based on previous experience that causes one to seek food for the purpose of tasting and enjoying.
appetitive (ap′ĕ-tīt″iv), adj.

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(ap′ĕ-tīt″)

[L. appetitus, longing for]
A strong desire or instinct, esp. for food. Appetite differs from hunger in that the latter is an uncomfortable sensation caused by lack of food, whereas appetite is a pleasant sensation based on previous experience that causes one to seek food for the purpose of tasting and enjoying.
appetitive (ap′ĕ-tīt″iv), adj.

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