vitamin C

Origin of vitamin C

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for vitamin C

vitamin C

  1. another name for ascorbic acid

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Scientific definitions for vitamin C

vitamin C

  1. A water-soluble vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels. It is found especially in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. A deficiency of vitamin C in the diet causes scurvy. Also called ascorbic acid. Chemical formula: C6H8O6.

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