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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23) De Wind's descriptions display an understanding of various diseases, such as Krauagie (scabies), Spanish pox (third stage of syphilis), Angina or Benaauwde keel (acute pharyngitis), Dolor colicus ("obstruction of the intestinal tract," colic), Phrenitis (heat stroke), Febris biliosa (typhoid fever), Dysenteria (dysentery), Febris atrabilaria (yellow fever), Scorbutus (scurvy), and Febris maligna (typhus).