Ascorbic acid

a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, C 6 H 8 O 6 , occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and often produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, and in wound-healing and tissue repair.
a white crystalline vitamin present in plants, esp citrus fruits, tomatoes, and green vegetables. A deficiency in the diet of man leads to scurvy. Formula: C6H8O6 Also called vitamin C

ascorbic acid a·scor·bic acid (ə-skôr’bĭk)
A white, crystalline vitamin found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. Also called vitamin C.
ascorbic acid
See vitamin C.
ascorbic acid [(uh-skawr-bik)]

A form of vitamin C.


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