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 fruitsand many vegetables; it is an antioxidantand an efficient scavengerof free radicals.
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- noun a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[a– + scorb(ut)ic.]
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