overnutrition

noun over·nu·tri·tion \ ˌō-vər-nu̇-ˈtri-shən , -nyu̇- \

Definition of overnutrition

: excessive food intake especially when viewed as causing adverse health effects
  • Overnutrition refers to the type of malnutrition when consumption of energy or nutrients exceeds requirements.
  • —J. Josh Snodgrass

First Known Use of overnutrition

1855

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overnutrition

noun over·nu·tri·tion \ ˌō-vər-n(y)ü-ˈtrish-ən \

medical Definition of overnutrition

: excessive food intake especially when viewed as a factor in pathology

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