hypervitaminosis

noun

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

Examples of hypervitaminosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taking too much vitamin D can lead to hypervitaminosis D, which can cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2022 After eight days in the hospital, the man was eventually discharged home with a diagnoses of vitamin D intoxication or hypervitaminosis D. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 10 July 2022 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, 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, 25 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypervitaminosis was in 1928

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“Hypervitaminosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypervitaminosis. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypervitaminosis

noun
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)
: an abnormal state resulting from excessive intake of one or more vitamins
hypervitaminotic adjective
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