antiscorbutic

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an·ti·scor·bu·tic

 (ăn′tē-skôr-byo͞o′tĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Curing or preventing scurvy: an antiscorbutic vitamin.

an′ti·scor·bu′tic n.

antiscorbutic

(ˌæntɪskɔːˈbjuːtɪk)
adj
(Medicine) preventing or curing scurvy: antiscorbutic foods.
n
(Pharmacology) an antiscorbutic remedy or agent

an•ti•scor•bu•tic

(ˌæn ti skɔrˈbyu tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. efficacious against scurvy.
n.
2. an antiscorbutic agent.
[1715–25]
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Yet Cook paid attention to Wallis's sauerkraut idea, and during his voyages, he insisted that his crew take it and other antiscorbutics.
To provide the men with antiscorbutics while on campaign, they pickled everything that would pickle, from onions to potatoes to artichokes.
In 1742, in what has been called the first controlled clinical trial, Lind cured two sailors of scurvy with oranges and lemons, while other reputed antiscorbutics failed to cure his other patients.
In addition to the standard rations of salted meats and dried vegetables, the Admiralty supplied Cook with a small amount of traditional antiscorbutics to try at sea.