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vitamin Cs

vitamin Cs is a plural form of vitamin C

vitamin C


a vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy


substance noun (substance and materials)


vitamin C's | vitamin Cs

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Princeton WordNet


ascorbic acid | C | C6H8O6 [chemical formula]

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Vitamin C | L-ascorbic acid | ascorbate | or [IUPAC name] | C6H8O6  [chemical formula]

an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. Vitamin C refers to a number of vitamers that have vitamin C activity in animals, including ascorbic acid and its salts, and some oxidized forms of the molecule like dehydroascorbic... (40 of 13706 words, 10 images)

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Vitamin C (disambiguation)

an essential nutrient, usually ingested as ascorbic acid. The oxidized form, dehydroascorbic acid, can also be absorbed from ... | Vitamin C deficiency or scurvy | Vitamin C and the common cold | Vitamin C and the Common Cold (book) by Linus Pauling | ... (40 of 147 words, 7 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

vitamin C [chemical compound] | ascorbic acid [synonym]

water-soluble, carbohydrate-like substance that is involved in certain metabolic processes of animals. Although most animals can synthesize vitamin C, ... (19 of 650 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

ascorbic acid | vitamin C [synonym] | C6H8O6 [chemical formula]

a white crystalline vitamin present in plants, especially citrus fruits, tomatoes, and green vegetables. A deficiency in the diet of man leads to ... (23 of 339 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

ascorbic acid | vitamin C [synonym, sense-specific] | C6H8O6 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

a vitamin found particularly in citrus fruits and green vegetables. It's ... | A lactone (14 of 71 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)



vitamin C | ascorbic acid | C6H8O6 [chemical formula]

a water-soluble vitamin .. found in plants and especially in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used in the prevention and ... (23 of 57 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

vitamin C [uncountable, medical] | ascorbic acid [uncountable, chemistry]

a vitamin found especially in oranges and lemons and in vegetables with green leaves that is important for your skin, teeth, bones, and blood (24 of 51 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:

vitamin C | ascorbic acid [specialized]

a vitamin found in foods such as citrus fruit, green vegetables with a lot of leaves, tomatoes and potatoes, important for healthy bones, joints, ... (24 of 50 words)


Random House Dictionary:

ascorbic acid [biochemistry] | antiscorbutic acid [synonym] | vitamin C [synonym] | C6H8O6 [chemical formula]

a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and often produced synthetically, essential ... (18 of 48 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

ascorbic acid | C6H8O6 [chemical formula] | antiscorbutic acid | cevitamic acid | vitamin C

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, ..., found in many foods, especially citrus fruits, vegetables, and rose hips, and also made ... (20 of 44 words, pronunciation)



vitamin C | E300 when used as an antioxidant [synonym]

The L-enantiomer of ascorbic acid, a water-soluble nutrient essential for life, synthesized by most animals and plants but not humans, although used in our bodies for many purposes. It's plentiful in citrous fruits and many vegetables, and a deficiency... (39 of 43 words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ascorbic acid | vitamin C | C6H8O6 [chemical formula]

A white, crystalline vitamin, ..., found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. (20 of 31 words, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

vitamin | ascorbic acid | calciferol | choline | folacin | inositol | niacinamide | nicotinamide | pteroylglutamic acid | ...

group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. ... (23 of 511 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

vitamin C | ascorbic acid [biochemistry]

a water-soluble vitamin found in fruits and leafy vegetables or made synthetically and used as an antioxidant. Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy. (23 of 34 words)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

vitamin C [uncountable, medical]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

vitamin C [uncountable, medical]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

vitamin C

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