hyperalimentation

noun
hy·​per·​al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ˌhī-pər-ˌa-lə-mən-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of hyperalimentation 

: the administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding especially to patients who cannot ingest food through the digestive tract

First Known Use of hyperalimentation

1962, in the meaning defined above

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hyperalimentation

noun
hy·​per·​al·​i·​men·​ta·​tion | \ˌhī-pə-ˌral-ə-mən-ˈtā-shən \

Medical Definition of hyperalimentation 

: the administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding especially to patients who cannot ingest food through the digestive tract

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