The lemon is a source of antiscorbutic acid, vitamin c.
antiscorbutic definition by Webster's New World
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that cures or prevents scurvy
a remedy or preventive for scurvy, as vitamin C
antiscorbutic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Curing or preventing scurvy: an antiscorbutic vitamin.
- anˌti·scor·buˈtic noun
antiscorbutic - Medical Definition
Preventing or relieving scurvy.