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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A condition caused by deficiency of vitamin C.

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  • The approximation of these two cases to sea-scurvy is peculiar, and may allow them to be called scorbutus pulmonalis.
  • = Scurvy = — “scorbutus” of medical writers — is a disease which, even in its incipient and early stages, when its presence is often unsuspected, is most injurious to...
  • Others are sheer folk etymology, like scheurbuik ` ripping belly 'for scurvy (Lat. scorbutus).
  • Could those symptoms be owing to very extensive adhesions of the lungs? or is this a scorbutus pulmonalis? for more
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