[ hahy-per-vahy-tuh-muh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌvaɪ tə məˈnoʊ sɪs /
an abnormal condition caused by an excessive intake of vitamins.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypervitaminosis
/ (ˌhaɪpəˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs, -ˌvaɪ-) /
pathol the condition resulting from the chronic excessive intake of vitamins
Word Origin for hypervitaminosis
C20: from hyper- + vitamin + -osis
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Medical definitions for hypervitaminosis
[ hī′pər-vī′tə-mə-nō′sĭs ]
Any of various abnormal conditions in which the physiological effect of a vitamin is produced to a pathological degree by excessive intake of the vitamin.
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