antiscorbutic

[an-tee-skawr-byoo-tik, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
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adjective

efficacious against scurvy.

noun

an antiscorbutic agent, as ascorbic acid.

Origin of antiscorbutic

First recorded in 1715–25; anti- + scorbutic
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British Dictionary definitions for antiscorbutic

antiscorbutic

adjective

preventing or curing scurvyantiscorbutic foods

noun

an antiscorbutic remedy or agent
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Word Origin and History for antiscorbutic
n.

also anti-scorbutic, 1690s, from anti- + Modern Latin scorbutus "scurvy" (see scorbutic). From 1725 as an adjective.

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Medicine definitions for antiscorbutic

antiscorbutic

[ăn′tē-skôr-byōōtĭk, ăn′tī-]

adj.

Preventing or relieving scurvy.
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