antiscorbutic

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

Definition of antiscorbutic 

: counteracting scurvy the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C

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antiscorbutic noun

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So what Cook did was recommend something that had no antiscorbutic value at all. National Geographic, "A Nightmare Disease Haunted Ships During Age of Discovery," 15 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of antiscorbutic

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antiscorbutic was in 1678

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antiscorbutic

adjective
an·ti·scor·bu·tic | \ -skȯr-ˈbyüt-ik \

Medical Definition of antiscorbutic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: counteracting scurvy the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C

antiscorbutic

noun

Medical Definition of antiscorbutic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a remedy for scurvy

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