[hahy-per-al-uh-men-tey-shuh n]

Origin of hyperalimentation

First recorded in 1965–70; hyper- + alimentation
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hyperalimentation in Medicine


  1. The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to take in food through the alimentary tract.
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