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megavitamin

[meg-uh-vahy-tuh-min; British also meg-uh-vit-uh-min] /ˈmɛg əˌvaɪ tə mɪn; British also ˈmɛg əˌvɪt ə mɪn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or using very large amounts of vitamins:
megavitamin therapy.
Compare orthomolecular.
noun
2.
megavitamins, doses of vitamins much larger than the recommended dietary allowances.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; mega- + vitamin
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  • Always talk to your doctor before taking megavitamin therapy, herbal products, or any other dietary supplement.
megavitamin in Medicine

megavitamin meg·a·vi·ta·min (měg'ə-vī'tə-mĭn)
n.
A dose of a vitamin greatly exceeding the amount required to maintain health.

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