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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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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.