Scurvy



noun
1.
Pathology. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C.
adjective, scurvier, scurviest.
2.
contemptible; despicable; mean:
a scurvy trick.
noun
1.
a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by anaemia, spongy gums, bleeding beneath the skin, and (in infants) malformation of bones and teeth related adjective scorbutic
adjective -vier, -viest
2.
mean or despicable: a scurvy knave

scurvy scur·vy (skûr’vē)
n.
A disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C and characterized by spongy bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weakness.
scurvy
(skûr’vē)
A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, characterized by bleeding of the gums, rupture of capillaries under the skin, loose teeth, and generalized weakness.
scurvy

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