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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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(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)
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.
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See vitamin C.
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|Noun||1.||ascorbic 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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n → Askorbinsäure f
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ascorbic acid[əˌskɔːbɪkˈæsɪd] n → acido ascorbico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. ácido ascórbico, vitamina C.
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ascorbic acidn ácido ascórbico
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