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orthorexic

noun; blending and clipping
a person concerned with eating healthy food “Anorexia” comes from the Greek word “orexis”, which means appetite and the prefix “an”, which means “without”. A word related to anorexia is “orthorexia”. “Ortho” is a Greek word meaning “correct”; so, “orthorexia” literally means “correct appetite”. This word has probably been created and used because of the wave of health concerns related to diet. Those who eat all organic food can be considere “orthorexic”.
 
Orthorexics always shop at organic supermarkets.
Etymology : blending and clipping of ortho + rexic
Source : roomate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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