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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.

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]

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]

a·scor·bic acid

(ə-skôr′bĭk)
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
Translations
askorbinsyre
askorbiinhape
askorbiinihappo
askorbinsyra

ascorbic acid

ascorbic acid

[əˌskɔːbɪkˈæsɪd] nacido ascorbico

a·scor·bic ac·id

n. ácido ascórbico, vitamina C.

ascorbic acid

n ácido ascórbico
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vitamin C, they have my express permission to do so--or hexuronic acid or antiscorbutic vitamin or missing stress hormone.
This essay is based on Cook's written accounts that document his addition to the sailors' diets of the local fresh greens, which provided the antiscorbutic vitamin, ascorbic acid.