orexis

orexis
orectic /aw rek"tik, oh rek"-/, adj.
/aw rek"sis, oh rek"-/, n. Psychol.
the affective and conative character of mental activity as contrasted with its cognitive aspect; the appetitive aspect of an act.
[1610-20; < L: longing, appetite < Gk órexis desire, equiv. to orég(ein) to desire + -sis -SIS]

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