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a·scor·bic acid

 (ə-skôr′bĭk)
n.
A water-soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, found in fruits, potatoes, peppers, and leafy green vegetables or produced synthetically. A deficiency of ascorbic acid causes scurvy. Also called vitamin C.

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ascorbic acid

(əˈskɔːbɪk)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline vitamin present in plants, esp citrus fruits, tomatoes, and green vegetables. A deficiency in the diet of man leads to scurvy. Formula: C6H8O6. Also called: vitamin C
[C20 ascorbic from a-1 + scorb(ut)ic]
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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]
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a·scor·bic acid

(ə-skôr′bĭk)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascorbic acid - a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetablesascorbic acid - 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
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Translations
askorbinsyre
askorbiinhape
askorbiinihappo
askorbinsyra

ascorbic acid

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ascorbic acid

[əˌskɔːbɪkˈæsɪd] nacido ascorbico
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a·scor·bic ac·id

n. ácido ascórbico, vitamina C.
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ascorbic acid

n ácido ascórbico
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has acquired US-based science, engineering, and technical consultancy The Cecon Group, Inc., the company said.
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In these tests, gentamicin discs (CECON -- 10 pg) were used as positive controls.
The natural and cultural resources within the Maya Biosphere Reserve are administered and managed by the Guatemalan National Council for Protected Areas (CONAP)(11) according to the mandate established in Congressional Decrees 4-89 and 5-90.(12) CONAP and the National Commission on the Environment (CONAMA) are housed in the President's office and serve as the country's principal environmental agencies.(13) Within the reserve, the Laguna del Tigre, San Miguel La Palotada, and Dos Lagunas biotopes are administered by the Center for Conservation Studies at the University of San Carlos (CECON).(14)