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a·scor·bic acid  audio  (-skôrbk) KEY 

NOUN:
A white, crystalline vitamin, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. Also called vitamin C.

ETYMOLOGY:
a-1 + scorb(ut)ic


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