Antiscorbutic



efficacious against scurvy.
an antiscorbutic agent, as ascorbic acid.
Historical Examples

This milk still retains a small amount of antiscorbutic vitamine.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

Such, however, was not our experience in respect to the antiscorbutic vitamine.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

It was formerly in high repute as a resolvent and antiscorbutic, and, particularly, as a remedy for intermittents.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Most of the other antiscorbutic and anti-venereal drops advertised by quacks have a like composition.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

It is only when the monotonous diet does not contain an adequate quantity of antiscorbutic vitamine that it is to be feared.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

Rob of Lemon and Orange is an antiscorbutic we were not without.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18) Robert Kerr

It has been proposed to introduce the red subacid wines as drinks for our sailors, because of their antiscorbutic qualities.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

antiscorbutic, an-ti-skor-būt′ik, adj. acting against scurvy.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

They found that all vegetables have antiscorbutic value but to a markedly varying degree.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

Infusion of malt (sweet wort, malt tea) is laxative, and has been recommended as an antiscorbutic and tonic.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

adjective
preventing or curing scurvy: antiscorbutic foods
noun
an antiscorbutic remedy or agent
n.

also anti-scorbutic, 1690s, from anti- + Modern Latin scorbutus “scurvy” (see scorbutic). From 1725 as an adjective.

antiscorbutic an·ti·scor·bu·tic (ān’tē-skôr-byōō’tĭk, ān’tī-)
adj.
Preventing or relieving scurvy.

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