ascorbic acid

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ascorbic acid a·scor·bic acid (ə-skôr'bĭk)
A white, crystalline vitamin found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. Also called vitamin C.

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