1933 (in ascorbic acid), from a- (2) + scorb(ut)ic “of scurvy” (from medieval latin 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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