megavitamin
adjective Date: 1968 relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins <
megavitamin therapy
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  • megavitamin — [meg′ə vīt΄ə min] n. [ MEGA + VITAMIN] a dosage of a vitamin, mineral, etc. that greatly exceeds the usual recommended levels …   English World dictionary

  • megavitamin — ¦megəˌ adjective Etymology: mega + vitamin : relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins megavitamin therapy * * * /meg euh vuy teuh min/; Brit. also /meg euh vit euh min/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • megavitamin — /meg euh vuy teuh min/; Brit. also /meg euh vit euh min/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins: megavitamin therapy. Cf. orthomolecular. n. 2. megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended dietary… …   Universalium

  • megavitamin — mega·vi·ta·min .vīt ə mən, Brit usu .vit adj relating to or consisting of very large doses of vitamins and esp. doses many times greater than the Recommended Daily Allowances <megavitamin therapy> * * * mega·vi·ta·min (megґə… …   Medical dictionary

  • megavitamin — meg•a•vi•ta•min [[t]ˈmɛg əˌvaɪ tə mɪn[/t]] brit. also [[t] ˌvɪt ə [/t]] adj. 1) cvb hlc of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins: megavitamin therapy[/ex] 2) cvb megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended… …   From formal English to slang

  • megavitamin — mega·vitamin …   English syllables

  • megavitamin — /mɛgəˈvaɪtəmən/ (say meguh vuytuhmuhn) noun a concentrated vitamin tablet which contains a dose much larger than is normally recommended for a balanced diet …   Australian English dictionary

  • Megavitamin therapy — is the use of large doses of vitamins, often many times greater than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) in the attempt to prevent or treat diseases. It is typically used in complementary and alternative medicine by practitioners who call… …   Wikipedia

  • megavitamin therapy — noun therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders • Hypernyms: ↑therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orthomolecular medicine — Intervention MeSH D009974 Biologically based alternative and comple …   Wikipedia

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