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nutraceutical

Pronunciation: nu-tru-su'ti-kal

Definition: A chemical substance or group of substances that for legal purposes is defined as a nutrient but that is in fact marketed and used for the prevention or treatment of disease.

[nutr-ient + pharm-aceutical]

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