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1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus "pertaining to scurvy," from scorbutus "scurvy," from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute "scurvy" is attested from 1590s, from French.
scorbutic scor·bu·tic (skôr-byōō'tĭk) or scor·bu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.