Definition of Scorbutic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy. "Scorbutic symptoms"

Derivative terms: Scorbutus, Scurvy
Partainyms: Scurvy



Definition of Scorbutic

1. a. Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms.

Definition of Scorbutic

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from scurvy. ¹

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Definition of Scorbutic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Scorbutic

1. Relating to, suffering from, or resembling scurvy (scorbutus). (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorbutic

scoptophiles
scoptophilia
scoptophiliac
scoptophiliacs
scoptophilic
scopula
scopulae
scopulas
scopulate
scopuliped
scopulous
scorable
scorbic
scorbut
scorbute
scorbutic (current term)
scorbutic anaemia
scorbutical
scorbutigenic
scorbutogenic
scorbutus
scorch
scorched
scorched-earth
scorched-earth policies
scorched-earth policy
scorched earth
scorched earth policies
scorched earth policy
scorcher

Literary usage of Scorbutic

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1. The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of by Elmer Verner McCollum (1922)
"If the animals are permitted to remain long on the diet deficient in the anti-scorbutic substance the swellings fail to disappear when the diet is corrected ..."

2. The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition: The Use of Food for the Preservation of by Elmer Verner McCollum (1922)
"Delf, and Skelton: The effect of drying on the anti-scorbutic and ... Chick, Hume, and Skelton: The anti-scorbutic value of some of the Indian dried fruits, ..."

3. The Vitamins by Henry Clapp Sherman, Sybil Laura Smith (1922)
"The muscle tissues of the rat could not with one exception be fed at an intake high enough to effect a cure in the scorbutic guinea-pig. ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by Alfred Vogel (1873)
"scorbutic INFLAMMATION OP THE Mucous MEMBRANE OP THE MOUTH.—By scorbutus we understand a diffused disease of the capillaries, which burst at various places, ..."

5. Essentials of the principles and practice of medicine by Henry Hartshorne (1881)
"Wine is also decidedly though not infallibly anti-scorbutic. ... scorbutic DYSENTERY. This term appears prominently in the sanitary and medical reports of ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by Alfred Vogel (1885)
"Whether the chemical quality of the blood is at fault here is not ascertainable; this much, however, is known, the fibrine of the scorbutic blood coagulates ..."

7. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"The seat of the scorbutic affection of the mouth is exclusively in the gums, but, where any of the teeth have been lost, the gums are just as free from the ..."

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