ascorbic (adj.) 1933 (in ascorbic acid), from A- (Cf. a-) (2) + scorb(ut)ic "of scurvy" (from M.L. scorbuticus "scurvy"); originally in reference to Vitamin C, which is an anti-scorbutic. The Latin word is perhaps of German or Dutch origin.

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  • ascorbic — ASCÓRBIC adj.m. (În sintagma) Acid ascorbic = numele ştiinţific al vitaminei C. – Din fr. ascorbique. Trimis de cata, 15.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ascórbic adj. m. (sil. mf. a ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ASCÓRBIC… …   Dicționar Român

  • ascorbic — /ə skörˈbik/ adjective Antiscorbutic, only in ascorbic acid vitamin C (C6H8O6) ORIGIN: Gr a (privative), and ↑scorbutic • • • ascorˈbate noun A salt of ascorbic acid …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascorbic — adjective Of or pertaining to ascorbic acid or its derivatives …   Wiktionary

  • ascorbic — adj. of or relating to ascorbic acid (vitamin C) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascòrbic — as|còr|bic Mot Pla Adjectiu masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • ascórbic — adj. m. (sil. mf. a ) …   Romanian orthography

  • ascorbic — ascor·bic …   English syllables

  • ascorbic acid — ascorbic acid. См. витамин С. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • ascorbic acid — ► NOUN ▪ vitamin C, a compound found in citrus fruits and green vegetables, essential in maintaining healthy connective tissue. ORIGIN from Latin scorbutus scurvy …   English terms dictionary

  • ascorbic acid — [ə skôr′bik] n. [ A 2 + SCORB(UTIC) + IC] a colorless, crystalline, water soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, found in many foods, esp. citrus fruits, vegetables, and rose hips, and also made synthetically; vitamin C: it is required for proper nutrition and …   English World dictionary

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