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antiscorbutic

[an-tee-skawr-byoo-tik, an-tahy-]Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
adjective
  1. efficacious against scurvy.
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noun
  1. 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

adjective
  1. preventing or curing scurvyantiscorbutic foods
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noun
  1. 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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antiscorbutic in Medicine

antiscorbutic

(ăn′tē-skôr-byōōtĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
  1. Preventing or relieving scurvy.
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