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hyperalimentation

[hahy-per-al-uh-men-tey-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pərˌæl ə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; hyper- + alimentation
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hyperalimentation in Medicine

hyperalimentation hy·per·al·i·men·ta·tion (hī'pər-āl'ə-měn-tā'shən)
n.

  1. The administration or consumption of nutrients beyond normal requirements. Also called superalimentation.

  2. The administration of nutrients by intravenous feeding, especially to individuals unable to take in food through the alimentary tract.

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