ascorbic acid


ascor·​bic acid ə-ˈskȯr-bik- How to pronounce ascorbic acid (audio)

Examples of ascorbic acid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the summer, protecting your skin from the sun is crucial, and vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is essential and can help. Alessandra Signorelli, Vogue, 3 July 2024 Understanding how ascorbic acid works synergistically with different sources of dietary iron is key. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2023 Specifically, the manufacturers identified that certain batches of pills have low levels of an inactive ingredient called ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and high levels of impurity in the pills, the company said in an announcement. Alyssa Hui, Verywell Health, 11 Aug. 2023 What's more, as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a nutrient that aids many different parts of the body, including one's muscles, blood vessels, cartilage and bones. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for ascorbic acid 

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Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary a- + New Latin scorbutus scurvy — more at scorbutic

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ascorbic acid was in 1933

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“Ascorbic acid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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ascorbic acid

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