Definition of ascorbic acid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ascorbic acid

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BrE BrE//əsˌkɔːbɪk ˈæsɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əsˌkɔːrbɪk ˈæsɪd//
 
[uncountable]
 
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= vitamin C Word Origin 1930s: from a- ‘without’ + medieval Latin scorbutus ‘scurvy’ + -ic.
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