antiscorbutic

adjective

an·​ti·​scor·​bu·​tic ˌan-tē-skȯr-ˈbyü-tik How to pronounce antiscorbutic (audio) ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiscorbutic (audio)
: counteracting scurvy
the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C
antiscorbutic noun

Examples of antiscorbutic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So what Cook did was recommend something that had no antiscorbutic value at all. National Geographic, 15 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antiscorbutic was in 1661

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“Antiscorbutic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiscorbutic. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

antiscorbutic

1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti·​scor·​bu·​tic -skȯr-ˈbyüt-ik How to pronounce antiscorbutic (audio)
: counteracting scurvy
the antiscorbutic vitamin is vitamin C

antiscorbutic

2 of 2 noun
: a remedy for scurvy
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