- an abnormal condition caused by an excessive intake of vitamins.
Origin of hypervitaminosis
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- pathol the condition resulting from the chronic excessive intake of vitamins
C20: from hyper- + vitamin + -osis
- 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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