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scorbutic

[ skawr-byoo-tik ]
/ skɔrˈbyu tɪk /
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adjective Pathology.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM scorbutic

scor·bu·ti·cal·ly, adverbpost·scor·bu·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scorbutic

scorbutic
/ (skɔːˈbjuːtɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or having scurvy

Derived forms of scorbutic

scorbutically, 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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Medical definitions for scorbutic

scorbutic
[ skôr-byōōtĭk ]

adj.
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.
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