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hypervitaminosis

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noun hy·per·vi·ta·min·osis \-ˌvī-tə-mə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of hypervitaminosis

plural hy·per·vi·ta·min·osesplay \-ˈnō-ˌsēz\

  1. :  an abnormal state resulting from excessive intake of one or more vitamins



Origin of hypervitaminosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1928


Medical Dictionary

hypervitaminosis

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noun hy·per·vi·ta·min·osis \-ˌvīt-ə-mə-ˈnō-səs\

Medical Definition of hypervitaminosis

plural hy·per·vi·ta·min·oses \-ˈnō-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  an abnormal state resulting from excessive intake of one or more vitamins

  2. hy·per·vi·ta·min·ot·ic \-ˈnät-ik\play adjective




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