dietary supplement

Pronunciation: (DY-uh-TAYR-ee SUH-pleh-ment)

A product that is added to the diet. A dietary supplement is taken by mouth, and usually contains one or more dietary ingredient (such as vitamin, mineral, herb, amino acid, and enzyme). Also called nutritional supplement.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-06-10 Date last modified: 2008-01-29