Word Origin & History

1933, from a- (2) + scorb(ut)ic "of scurvy" (from M.L. scorbuticus "scurvy"). In ref. to Vitamin C, which is an anti-scorbutic. Ascorbic acid also is from 1933.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Previous Definition: ascorbate
Next Definition: ascorbic acid
Words Near: ascorbic
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for ascorbic
More from
Search for articles containing ascorbic
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature