vitamin C

noun

Definition of vitamin C

: a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods

called also ascorbic acid

Examples of vitamin C in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's vitamin C that can help brighten the skin and get rid of dullness. Staff, CNN Underscored, "Underscored's top 50 of 2019: The best in home, tech and style," 19 Dec. 2019 Best Brightening Serum: CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum A hefty dose of vitamin C brightens up skin, while a slew of hydrating ingredients add to the glow factor. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The Best Skin Products of 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 Spinach is already rich in vitamin A, lutein, folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "The USDA is turning spinach red to boost veggie consumption," 7 Nov. 2019 But its nutritional profile -- lots of fiber, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C -- is slightly more impressive. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 2019 One cup of mangos is 100 calories and provides 100 percent of vitamin C, 20 percent of folate, 35 percent of vitamin A and a smattering of calcium, copper and iron. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Ubiquitous mangos taste good - and are good for you, too," 29 June 2018 Look for a variety with no added sugar or flavor for a low-calorie pick brimming with beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Anchorage Daily News, "8 foods you need in your kitchen for a healthier 2020," 26 Nov. 2019 Grapes are rich in nutrients Once cup of grapes provides about a quarter of your daily vitamin C needs, nearly 20% for vitamin K, and at least 10% for copper. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Grapes," 25 Oct. 2019 Kylie Skin officially launched at noon EST today and features six skin products that range from $20 for an eye cream to $28 for a vitamin c serum. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner Celebrates the Launch of Kylie Skin with an Epic Party Worthy of an MTV Special," 22 May 2019

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First Known Use of vitamin C

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2020

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“Vitamin C.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20C. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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vitamin C

noun

Medical Definition of vitamin C

: a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods

called also ascorbic acid

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