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

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Here, instead of injecting the skin with a vitamin C or line-smoothing serum, Balic inserts makeup one-millimeter deep into the skin. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "What Is Semi-Permanent BB Cream, and Why Are People Getting It Microneedled Into Their Faces?," 9 Nov. 2018 Back To Life Recover Treatment can be used as a base coat or sheer nude polish that camouflages damage while hydrating nails with vitamin C and coconut, apricot, and avocado oils. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Gel Nails: 12 Things You Need To Know About Gel Manicures," 17 July 2018 Currently using Drunk Elephant and Quincy Herbals vitamin C serums. Vanity Fair, Vanities, "SZA Loves Lisa Simpson, Balenciaga, and Her Rite Aid Hoodie," 26 June 2018 The litigation dates to 2005, when vitamin C purchasers, including a Texas animal-feed company and a New Jersey vitamin distributor, alleged that Chinese vitamin manufacturers conspired to fix prices and supplies in the U.S. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Revives Price-Fixing Case Against Chinese Vitamin C Makers," 14 June 2018 Are products marketed as immune boosters for kids such as vitamin C gummies or drops worth using? Anna Nguyen, Philly.com, "As the flu season gets worse, is there anything we can do?," 15 Jan. 2018 Look for it on the label or in vitamin C-rich citrus fruit extracts such as grapefruit. Nicole Catanese, Cosmopolitan, "8 Acne-Fighting Ingredients You Need To Use Now," 23 Aug. 2017 High in antioxidants, blueberries also contain vitamins C and K, and manganese. Allison Horton, miamiherald, "Want to reduce your odds of getting cancer? Stay active, lose weight and eat healthy," 25 May 2018 The ingredients included vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and B vitamins. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Gwyneth Paltrow does it. But do you really need a vitamin IV?," 15 Feb. 2018

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circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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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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