hy·​per·​vi·​ta·​min·​osis | \ ˌhī-pər-ˌvī-tə-mə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce hypervitaminosis (audio) \
plural hypervitaminoses\ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌvī-​tə-​mə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce hypervitaminosis (audio) \

Definition of hypervitaminosis

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

Examples of hypervitaminosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Too many vitamins can lead to the condition hypervitaminosis, which can cause dizziness, fatigue, blurry vision and other toxic symptoms. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow does it. But do you really need a vitamin IV?," 15 Feb. 2018 Such large doses, if taken repeatedly over time, have the potential to cause vitamin D toxicity, known as hypervitaminosis D. In the study, however, no participants showed any side effects. Douglas Main, Newsweek, "New Research Shows Vitamin D Could Help Treat Sunburns," 25 June 2017

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First Known Use of hypervitaminosis

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypervitaminosis

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“Hypervitaminosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypervitaminosis. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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hy·​per·​vi·​ta·​min·​osis | \ -ˌvīt-ə-mə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce hypervitaminosis (audio) \
plural hypervitaminoses\ -​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce hypervitaminosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypervitaminosis

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

Other Words from hypervitaminosis

hypervitaminotic \ -​ˈnät-​ik How to pronounce hypervitaminosis (audio) \ adjective

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