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View in Spanish: Suplemento alimentario

Dietary supplement (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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.