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vitamin C

Origin of vitamin C
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
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vitamin C

another name for ascorbic acid
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vitamin C in Medicine

vitamin C n.
See ascorbic acid.

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vitamin C in Science
vitamin C  
A water-soluble vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels. It is found especially in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. A deficiency of vitamin C in the diet causes scurvy. Also called ascorbic acid. Chemical formula: C6H8O6.
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