scorbutic

adjective scor·bu·tic \ skȯr-ˈbyü-tik \

Definition of scorbutic

: of, relating to, producing, or affected with scurvy

Origin and Etymology of scorbutic

New Latin scorbuticus, from scorbutus scurvy, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scurf scurf


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scorbutic

adjective scor·bu·tic \ skȯr-ˈbyüt-ik \

medical Definition of scorbutic

: of, relating to, producing, or affected with scurvy
  • a scorbutic diet

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