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vitamin C

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vitamin C

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for ascorbic acid
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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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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
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The authors concluded that "scorbutus is due to the absence of an agent common to all supporting tissues which is responsible for the setting or jelling of a liquid product." It should be noted that the discovery of the antiscorbutic factor as vitamin C (ascorbic acid) did not occur until 1932.
The name "water-soluble C" was initially proposed by Drummond [15] in 1919 for the antiscorbutic factor. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986) isolated this substance in 1928 during enzyme research and renamed it ascorbic acid.