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antiscorbutic

 [an″te-, an″ti-skor-bu´tik]
1. preventing or relieving scurvy.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik),
1. Preventing or curing scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (for example, vitamin C).
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antiscorbutic

(ăn′tē-skôr-byo͞o′tĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Curing or preventing scurvy: an antiscorbutic vitamin.

an′ti·scor·bu′tic n.
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an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik)
1.Preventive or curative of scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (e.g., vitamin C).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

antiscorbutic

Tending to prevent, or able to cure, SCURVY. The antiscorbutic substance is vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

an·ti·scor·bu·tic

(an'tē-skōr-byū'tik)
1. Preventing or curing scurvy (scorbutus).
2. A treatment for scurvy (e.g., vitamin C).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This essay is based on Cook's written accounts that document his addition to the sailors' diets of the local fresh greens, which provided the antiscorbutic vitamin, ascorbic acid.
The results indicated antiscorbutic concentrations of ascorbic acid in several species commonly used by Cook.
Thus, the author could demonstrate that it is likely that plant species collected by Cook contained antiscorbutic quantities of vitamin C.
At Tierra del Fuego the crew harvested the local greens that botanist Banks thought were antiscorbutic. The ship then sailed on to Tahiti.