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antiscorbutic

[an-tee-skawr-byoo-tik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti skɔrˈbyu tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
efficacious against scurvy.
noun
2.
an antiscorbutic agent, as ascorbic acid.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; anti- + scorbutic
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British Dictionary definitions for antiscorbutic

antiscorbutic

/ˌæntɪskɔːˈbjuːtɪk/
adjective
1.
preventing or curing scurvy: antiscorbutic foods
noun
2.
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 an·ti·scor·bu·tic (ān'tē-skôr-byōō'tĭk, ān'tī-)
adj.
Preventing or relieving scurvy.

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