ascorbic (adj.) 1933 (in ascorbic acid), from A- (Cf. a-) (2) + scorb(ut)ic "of scurvy" (from M.L. scorbuticus "scurvy"); originally in reference to Vitamin C, which is an anti-scorbutic. The Latin word is perhaps of German or Dutch origin.

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