Definition of Vitamin C

1. Noun. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy.

Exact synonyms: Ascorbic Acid, C
Generic synonyms: Antioxidant, Water-soluble Vitamin

Definition of Vitamin C

1. Noun. The L-enantiomer of ascorbic acid, a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, synthesized by most animals and plants but not humans, although used in our bodies for many purposes. It is plentiful in citrous fruits and many vegetables, and a deficiency causes scurvy. ¹

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Medical Definition of Vitamin C

1. A water soluble vitamin crucial for the maintenance of connective tissue, wound healing and scar formation. Deficiency is known as scurvy. Symptoms include dry skin, bleeding and swollen gums, bone pains, dental cavities and mouth sores. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Vitamin C

vitamin B2
vitamin B2 unit
vitamin B3
vitamin B4
vitamin B5
vitamin B6
vitamin B6 deficiency
vitamin B6 unit
vitamin B7
vitamin B9
vitamin BT
vitamin B complex
vitamin Bc
vitamin Bc conjugase
vitamin Bx
vitamin C (current term)
vitamin C deficiency
vitamin C test
vitamin C unit
vitamin D
vitamin D1
vitamin D2
vitamin D3
vitamin D4
vitamin D5
vitamin D deficiency
vitamin D milk
vitamin D unit
vitamin E
vitamin E unit

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