scorbutic

[skawr-byoo-tik]
Often scor·bu·ti·cal.

Origin of scorbutic

1645–55; < New Latin scorbūticus, equivalent to Medieval Latin scorbūt(us) scurvy (≪ Middle Low German scorbûk) + -icus -ic
Related formsscor·bu·ti·cal·ly, adverbpost·scor·bu·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scorbutic

scorbutic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having scurvy
Derived Formsscorbutically, adverb

Word Origin for scorbutic

C17: from New Latin scorbūticus, from Medieval Latin scorbūtus, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English sceorf scurf, Middle Low German scorbuk scurvy
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Word Origin and History for scorbutic
adj.

1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute "scurvy" is attested from 1590s, from French.

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scorbutic in Medicine

scorbutic

[skôr-byōōtĭk]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.
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