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 Peppers provide a great source of vitamin C, as well as other key nutrients, and these chile peppers tested well on Earth in environments simulating what the plants might experience on the space station. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 1 Dec. 2021 Fortunately, Drunk Elephant’s C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream has quintuple the amount of vitamin C than most brightening eye creams, and is balanced out by soothing cucumber. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 9 Nov. 2021 Oranges, papaya, and mango are all excellent sources of vitamin C that help to balance out the body on both a biochemical and physiological level. Wellory, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Pomegranate oil is actually a very gentle natural form of vitamin C for your skin. Essence, 16 Sep. 2021 The evidence supporting the use of vitamin C is even shakier. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2021 Activating Trio is 10 percent Bifidus prebiotic (aka 10 percent Bifida ferment lysate) to calm inflammation and a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C to fade hyperpigmentation marks and brighten your overall complexion. Sarah Han, Allure, 6 Aug. 2021 They're also packed with immune-supporting vitamin C and vitamin K, for healthy bones. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, 19 Nov. 2021 This recipe gets its protein from canned beans, with sweet potato adding the vitamin C and vitamin B6 that could help scare away winter colds. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of vitamin C

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Vitamin C.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20C. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for vitamin C

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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