noun. an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K.
- -osis (English)
- hyper- (English)
- ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- vitamin (English)
Example sentences of the word hypervitaminosis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Perhaps the biggest risk posed by chicken liver is vitamin A hypervitaminosis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when dogs eat very large quantities of the food or subsist only on liver.
2. Verb, base form
A related condition to hypervitaminosis D is hypercalcemia, which is too much calcium in your body.
3. Verb, past participle
A blood test to measure your vitamin D levels can determine if you have hypervitaminosis D.