orthomolecular

adjective

or·​tho·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar ˌȯr-thə-mə-ˈle-kyə-lər How to pronounce orthomolecular (audio)
: relating to, based on, using, or being a theory according to which disease may be cured by providing the optimum amounts of substances (such as vitamins) normally present in the body
orthomolecular therapy
orthomolecular psychiatry

Examples of orthomolecular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Decades later, the property one block north of Alta Plaza Park came into the hands of the doctor who founded orthomolecular medicine. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of orthomolecular was in 1968

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“Orthomolecular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthomolecular. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

orthomolecular

adjective
or·​tho·​mo·​lec·​u·​lar ˌȯr-thə-mə-ˈlek-yə-lər How to pronounce orthomolecular (audio)
: relating to, based on, using, or being a theory according to which disease may be cured by providing the optimum amounts of substances (as vitamins) normally present in the body
orthomolecular therapy
orthomolecular psychiatry
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