Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white, crystalline vitamin, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy.

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  • noun chemistry A white crystalline organic compound, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits and many vegetables; it is an antioxidant and an efficient scavenger of free radicals.

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  • noun a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[a– + scorb(ut)ic.]

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  • Vitamin C - as a food additive, its likely an inorganic chemical product.

    November 6, 2009