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.
a formed within an ascus. noun one of the spores (usually eight in number) that are produced in an ascus ascospore (ās’kə-spôr’) A sexually produced fungal spore formed within an ascus of ascomycetes. Ascospores have a haploid number of chromosomes and are formed by meiosis of the diploid zygote that results when the nuclei of […]
a necktie or scarf with broad ends, tied and arranged so that the ends are laid flat, one across the other, sometimes with a pin to secure them. a village in SE Berkshire, in S England: annual horse races. Contemporary Examples Today we associate the morning coat with arch-formality, like weddings, state funerals or an […]
ascp American Society of Clinical Pathologists
ascpt American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute: The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians. to attribute or think of as belonging, as a quality or characteristic: They ascribed courage to me for something I did out of sheer panic. Historical Examples For these reasons the amount of illness traceable […]