Medical Dictionary

scurvy

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scurvy

noun scur·vy \ˈskər-vē\
plural scur·vies

Definition of SCURVY

:  a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes—called also scorbutus
March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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