[ awr-thoh-muh-lek-yuh-ler ]

  1. being or pertaining to the treatment of disease by increasing, decreasing, or otherwise controlling the intake of natural substances, especially vitamins.: Compare megavitamin (def. 1).

Origin of orthomolecular

1965–70; ortho- + molecular, referring to “the provision of the optimum molecular environment for the mind,” according to term's originator, Linus Pauling

Words Nearby orthomolecular

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