hypervitaminosis

[ hahy-per-vahy-tuh-muh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌvaɪ tə məˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal condition caused by an excessive intake of vitamins.

Nearby words

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  2. hyperventilate,
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  5. hypervigilance,
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  7. hyperweak force,
  8. hypester,
  9. hypesthesia,
  10. hypethral

Origin of hypervitaminosis

First recorded in 1925–30; hyper- + vitamin + -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for hypervitaminosis

hypervitaminosis

/ (ˌhaɪpəˌvɪtəmɪˈnəʊsɪs, -ˌvaɪ-) /

noun

pathol the condition resulting from the chronic excessive intake of vitamins

Word Origin for hypervitaminosis

C20: from hyper- + vitamin + -osis

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Medicine definitions for hypervitaminosis

hypervitaminosis

[ hī′pər-vī′tə-mə-nōsĭs ]

n.

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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