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 (skôr-byo͞o′tĭk) also scor·bu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.

[New Latin scorbūticus, from scorbūtus, scurvy, perhaps of Germanic origin.]


(Pathology) 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]
scorˈbutically adv


(skɔrˈbyu tɪk)

also scor•bu′ti•cal,

pertaining to, of the nature of, or having scurvy.
[1645–55; < New Latin scorbūticus < Medieval Latin scorbūt(us) scurvy (« Middle Low German scorbûk)]
scor•bu′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scorbutic - of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy; "scorbutic symptoms"


[skɔːˈbjuːtɪk] ADJescorbútico


References in classic literature ?
Another knock at the door announced a large-headed young man in a black wig, who brought with him a scorbutic youth in a long stock.
Bob Sawyer's heart-sickening attempts to rally under this last blow, communicated a dispiriting influence to the company, the greater part of whom, with the view of raising their spirits, attached themselves with extra cordiality to the cold brandy-and- water, the first perceptible effects of which were displayed in a renewal of hostilities between the scorbutic youth and the gentleman in the shirt.
Sawyer,' said the scorbutic youth, in a loud voice.
They counteracted the fatal consequences of scurvy and particularly of blood loss through the scorbutic vascular wall.