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antiscorbutic

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adjective an·ti·scor·bu·tic \ˌan-tē-skȯr-ˈbyü-tik, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antiscorbutic

  1. :  counteracting scurvy <the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C>

antiscorbutic noun


1725

First Known Use of antiscorbutic

1725


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