ascorbic acida·scor·bic acid
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, CHO, found in many foods, esp. citrus fruits, vegetables, and rose hips, and also made synthetically; vitamin C: it is required for proper nutrition and metabolism, and a deficiency produces scurvy
Origin of ascorbic acida- + scorb(utic) + -ic
A water-soluble vitamin, C6H8O6, found in fruits, potatoes, peppers, and leafy green vegetables or produced synthetically. A deficiency of ascorbic acid causes scurvy. Also called vitamin C .
Origin of ascorbic acida- 1 scorb(ut)ic