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hypervitaminosis

Pronunciation: hi'per-vi'ta-mi-no'sis

Definition: A condition resulting from the ingestion of an excessive amount of a vitamin preparation, symptoms varying according to the particular vitamin involved; serious effects may be caused by overdosage with fat-soluble vitamins, especially A or D, but more rarely with water-soluble vitamins.

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