scorbutus


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Noun1.scorbutus - a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
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Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), the English Hippocrates, wrote on scarlet fever, measles, smallpox, epilepsy, rickets, teething fever, scorbutus (scurvy), and the chorea we know as St.