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 (skôr-byo͞o′tĭk) also scor·bu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.

[New Latin scorbūticus, from scorbūtus, scurvy, perhaps of Germanic origin.]


(Pathology) of, relating to, or having scurvy
[C17: from New Latin scorbūticus, from Medieval Latin scorbūtus, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English sceorf scurf, Middle Low German scorbuk scurvy]
scorˈbutically adv


(skɔrˈbyu tɪk)

also scor•bu′ti•cal,

pertaining to, of the nature of, or having scurvy.
[1645–55; < New Latin scorbūticus < Medieval Latin scorbūt(us) scurvy (« Middle Low German scorbûk)]
scor•bu′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scorbutic - of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy; "scorbutic symptoms"


[skɔːˈbjuːtɪk] ADJescorbútico


References in classic literature ?
Another knock at the door announced a large-headed young man in a black wig, who brought with him a scorbutic youth in a long stock.
Bob Sawyer's heart-sickening attempts to rally under this last blow, communicated a dispiriting influence to the company, the greater part of whom, with the view of raising their spirits, attached themselves with extra cordiality to the cold brandy-and- water, the first perceptible effects of which were displayed in a renewal of hostilities between the scorbutic youth and the gentleman in the shirt.
'Sawyer,' said the scorbutic youth, in a loud voice.
A decoction from the leaf and flowers was made to treat scabies, eczema, German measles, scrofula and scorbutic diseases.
He vividly describes the phenomenon and experience of "scorbutic nostalgia," in which victims imagined mirages of food, water, or home, and then wept when such pleasures proved impossible to consume or reach.
They counteracted the fatal consequences of scurvy and particularly of blood loss through the scorbutic vascular wall.