Definition of multivitamin in English:

multivitamin

noun

  • A pill, tablet, etc. containing a variety of vitamins:

    ‘don't think one multivitamin a day will supply the nutrients you're missing’
    • ‘This supports the findings of previous studies suggesting that people who consume large amounts of vitamin A in foods or multivitamins are more likely to suffer from hip fractures than are people who ingest modest amounts.’
    • ‘Workers spent time at the base camp packaging prenatal vitamins for pregnant women, multivitamins for men and chewable ones for children in small plastic bags.’
    • ‘Researchers say, however, that the benefits of eating foods rich in iron and manganese and taking multivitamins outweigh the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.’
    • ‘Most multivitamins from pharmacies contain between 2,000 and 3,000 IU of vitamin A.’
    • ‘The women who ate more fish tended to be slightly older, nonsmokers, more likely to take aspirin and multivitamins regularly, and more physically active.’
    • ‘Vitamin supplements are widely used in elderly patients, and studies show that multivitamins, multivitamins plus minerals, and vitamin E are the most commonly used supplements.’
    • ‘In the United States, physicians routinely prescribe multivitamins to pregnant women.’
    • ‘The most commonly used supplements are multivitamins, minerals, vitamin C, iron, and ergogenic aids.’
    • ‘Likewise, multivitamins with iron aren't adequate for children with iron-deficiency anemia who have such low iron stores, so a separate daily iron supplement may be required.’
    • ‘Taking either of the vitamins alone or taking multivitamins did not appear to provide any protective effect.’
    • ‘However, children in the study also received multivitamins, including vitamin A and zinc.’
    • ‘Alternatively, it could be related to the large number of participants who used supplemental estrogen, calcium, vitamin D, and multivitamins.’
    • ‘A stated limitation of the study was the inability to assess the effects of vitamin D intake independently from the use of multivitamins.’
    • ‘Although certain multivitamins are marketed as having superior formulations, the authors do not believe that there is any evidence of bioavailability differences because of the formulation.’
    • ‘Many multivitamins contain the recommended dose of folic acid as well.’
    • ‘Other potential confounders examined included education, body mass index, age at menarche, hormone replacement therapy, parity, and use of multivitamins.’
    • ‘While most multivitamins and prenatal vitamins don't satisfy all your calcium needs, they generally do provide 100% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin D.’
    • ‘Isotretinoin is like vitamin A, so you should not take vitamin A pills or multivitamins with vitamin A while you are taking isotretinoin.’
    • ‘They analysed the use of vitamins A, C, or E, multivitamins with folic acid, or antioxidant combinations to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack or sudden cardiac death.’
    • ‘The body is able to make its own vitamin A, when needed, from vitamin A precursors such as beta carotene, which is found in yellow and green vegetables and some multivitamins.’

Pronunciation:

multivitamin

/mʌltɪˈvɪtəmɪn/