scorbutic
adjective Etymology: New Latin scorbuticus, from scorbutus scurvy, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scurf scurf Date: 1655 of, relating to, producing, or affected with scurvy

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  • scorbutic — SCORBÚTIC, Ă, scorbutici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. De natura scorbutului, în legătură cu scorbutul. 2. s.m. şi f. Persoană bolnavă de scorbut. – Din fr. scorbutique. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  scorbútic …   Dicționar Român

  • Scorbutic — Scor*bu tic, Scorbutical Scor*bu tic*al, a. [Cf. F. scorbutique.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms. {Scor*bu tic*al*ly}, adv …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scorbutic — (adj.) 1650s, from Mod.L. scorbuticus pertaining to scurvy, from scorbutus scurvy, from Fr. scorbut, apparently of Du. (scheurbuik) or Low Ger. (Scharbock) origin; see SCURVY (Cf. scurvy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scorbutic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or affected with scurvy. ORIGIN from Latin scorbutus scurvy …   English terms dictionary

  • scorbutic — [skôr byo͞ot′ik] adj. [ModL scorbuticus < ML scorbutus, scurvy < Russ skrobotŭ, akin to skórbnut, to wither, grow ill < IE * (s)kerb(h) > SHARP, SCURF] of, like, or having scurvy: also scorbutical …   English World dictionary

  • scorbutic — Relating to, suffering from, or resembling scurvy (scorbutus). * * * scor·bu·tic skȯr byüt ik adj of, relating to, producing, or affected with scurvy <a scorbutic diet> * * * adj. affected with scurvy. * * * scor·bu·tic (skor buґtik) [L.… …   Medical dictionary

  • scorbutic — scorbutically, adv. /skawr byooh tik/, adj. Pathol. pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy. Also, scorbutical. [1645 55; < NL scorbuticus, equiv. to ML scorbut(us) scurvy ( MLG scorbûk) + icus IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • scorbutic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or suffering from scurvy. Ant: antiscorbutic …   Wiktionary

  • scorbutic — scor·bu·tic || skÉ”r bjuːtɪk /skɔː adj. pertaining to scurvy; suffering from scurvy (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scorbutic — [skɔ: bju:tɪk] adjective relating to or affected with scurvy. Origin C17: from mod. L. scorbuticus, from med. L. scorbutus scurvy …   English new terms dictionary

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