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ascorbic acid

[ uh-skawr-bik as-id ]
/ 蓹藞sk蓴r b瑟k 藞忙s 瑟d /
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noun Biochemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and often produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, and in wound-healing and tissue repair.
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Origin of ascorbic acid

First recorded in 1930鈥35; a-6 + scorb(ut)ic
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British Dictionary definitions for ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid
/ (蓹藞sk蓴藧b瑟k) /

noun
a white crystalline vitamin present in plants, esp citrus fruits, tomatoes, and green vegetables. A deficiency in the diet of man leads to scurvy. Formula: C 6 H 8 O 6Also called: vitamin C

Word Origin for ascorbic acid

C20 ascorbic from a- 1 + scorb (ut) ic
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Medical definitions for ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid
[ 蓹-sk么rb沫k ]

n.
A white, crystalline vitamin found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy.vitamin C
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Scientific definitions for ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid
[ 蓹-sk么rb沫k ]

See vitamin C.
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Cultural definitions for ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid
[ (uh-skawr-bik) ]

A form of vitamin C.

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