vitamin C
noun Date: circa 1920 a water-soluble vitamin C6H8O6 found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy and as an antioxidant for foods — called also ascorbic acid

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  • vitamin C — n. a vitamin that prevents scurvy. Also called {ascorbic acid}. Syn: ascorbic acid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vitamin C — vitamin C. См. витамин С. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • vitamin C — vitamin C. = ascorbic acid (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Vitamin C — ⇒ Ascorbinsäure …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • vitamin C — n. ASCORBIC ACID …   English World dictionary

  • Vitamin C — This article is about ascorbic acid as a nutrient; for its chemical properties, see the article ascorbic acid; for other uses, see the disambiguation page. Vitamin C …   Wikipedia

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  • Vitamin C — An essential nutrient found mainly in fruits and vegetables. The body requires vitamin C to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, and skin. Like other vitamins, vitamin C is an organic compound. An organic compound is a substance that (1)… …   Medical dictionary

  • vitamin C — See ascorbic acid. [1920 25] * * * or ascorbic acid Water soluble organic compound important in animal metabolism. Most animals produce it in their bodies, but humans, other primates, and guinea pigs need it in the diet to prevent scurvy. It is… …   Universalium

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