ascorbic acid definition

  • noun:
    • A white, crystalline vitamin, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy greens and used to prevent scurvy. Also known as supplement C.
    • A white crystalline organic ingredient, C6H8O6, found in citric fruits and lots of veggies; it's an antioxidant and a competent scavenger of free-radicals.
    • a vitamin within fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; stops scurvy

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