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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.]
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(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
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(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.
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Adj.1.scorbutic - of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy; "scorbutic symptoms"
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[skɔːˈbjuːtɪk] ADJescorbútico
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