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antiscorbutic

[ an-tee-skawr-byoo-tik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti skɔrˈbyu tɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective
efficacious against scurvy.
noun
an antiscorbutic agent, as ascorbic acid.
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Origin of antiscorbutic

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

antiscorbutic
/ (ˌæntɪskɔːˈbjuːtɪk) /

adjective
preventing or curing scurvyantiscorbutic foods
noun
an antiscorbutic remedy or agent
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Medical definitions for antiscorbutic

antiscorbutic
[ ăn′tē-skôr-byōōtĭk, ăn′tī- ]

adj.
Preventing or relieving scurvy.
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