adjective Pathology.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy.
Also, scorbutical.

1645–55; < Neo-Latin scorbūticus, equivalent to Medieval Latin scorbūt(us) scurvy (≪ Middle Low German scorbûk) + -icus -ic

scorbutically, adverb
postscorbutic, adjective Unabridged
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scorbutic (skɔːˈbjuːtɪk)
of, relating to, or having scurvy
[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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1655, from Mod.L. scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from Fr. scorbut, apparently of Du. (scheurbuik) or Low Ger. (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy.
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scorbutic scor·bu·tic (skôr-byōō'tĭk) or scor·bu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.

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