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 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 One of the key genes for vitamin C synthesis was mutated beyond repair in one of our distant ancestors. Nathan H. Lents, WSJ, "The Botch of the Human Body," 13 Apr. 2018 Lastly, a high-quality vitamin C serum in the morning is important to prevent oxidative damage, and a retinoid at night for anti-aging. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Derms Weigh In on Reddit’s Weirdest Skin Confessions," 8 Nov. 2019 These include coconut cream, sugar, other fruit juices, vitamin C, and added flavors which add to its kilojoule content. Alexandra Hansen, Quartzy, "The health benefits of coconut water have been greatly overstated," 5 Nov. 2019 Plump, sweet, and crisp, snap peas are packed with vitamin C, providing more than 75 percent of your daily need in one cup. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Beef: Here's why it's leaner than ever and a source for several nutrients," 2 Nov. 2019 This gives these rather bland, ordinary vegetables a nice zip to their flavor and puts a little vitamin C in my diet. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A home for dips," 30 Oct. 2019 First up are the Strawberry Rosé Complete Cleansing Towelettes, which deposit alpha lipoic acid (from the titular strawberries) and vitamin C onto skin while fully removing makeup — even the most stubborn waterproof varieties. Marci Robin, Allure, "A Hello Kitty Skin-Care Collection Is Coming to Ulta, and Everything Is Under $20," 24 Oct. 2019

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circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Vitamin C.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vitamin%20C. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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