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A preparation containing many vitamins.
Containing many vitamins.


(Pharmacology) containing several vitamins
(Pharmacology) a preparation, usually in tablet form, containing several vitamins


(ˌmʌl tɪˈvaɪ tə mɪn, ˈmʌl tɪˌvaɪ-)

1. containing or consisting of several vitamins.
2. a compound of several vitamins.
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Noun1.multivitamin - a pill or tablet containing several vitamins
vitamin pill - a pill containing one or more vitamins; taken as a dietary supplement
vitamin - any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism


adj multivitamínico; n multivitamínico, polivitamínico (Esp)
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This study suggests, at least for men, that there might be benefits to taking multivitamins in terms of cancer as well," said Dr.