scorbutic

adjective
scor·​bu·​tic | \ skȯr-ˈbyü-tik How to pronounce scorbutic (audio) \

Definition of scorbutic

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

First Known Use of scorbutic

1655, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scorbutic

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

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“Scorbutic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorbutic. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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scorbutic

adjective
scor·​bu·​tic | \ skȯr-ˈbyüt-ik How to pronounce scorbutic (audio) \

Medical Definition of scorbutic

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

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