vitamin C

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vitamin C

vitamin C

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ascorbic acid

a•scor′bic ac′id

(əˈskɔr bɪk)
n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and also produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, and in wound-healing and tissue repair. Also called vitamin C.
[1930–35; a-6 + scorb(ut)ic]

vitamin C

A vitamin important for healthy skin, teeth, bones, and blood vessels. It is found especially in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. Also called ascorbic acid.
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Noun1.vitamin C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetablesvitamin C - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
antioxidant - substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
water-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in water
Translations
C-vitamin
C-vitamiini
vitamine C
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Albert Szent-Gyorgyi reports isolating hexuronic acid, later identified as vitamin C (9/20/30, p.
vitamin C, they have my express permission to do so--or hexuronic acid or antiscorbutic vitamin or missing stress hormone.
The new substance was named hexuronic acid, the research paper was published and Szent-Gyorgyi received his Ph.