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Definition of the noun scurvy

What does scurvy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: scurvies

  1. a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of scurvy: scorbutus
    • more generic words: avitaminosis / hypovitaminosis = any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins

Alternative definition of the noun scurvy

noun

  1. [disease] A disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin C leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.

Definition of the adjective scurvy

What does scurvy mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more scurvy / scurvier | most scurvy / scurviest

  1. of the most contemptible kind

Alternative definition of the adjective scurvy

adjective

  1. Contemptible, despicable, low, disgustingly mean.

Group

Scurvy is a musical group.

  • album: "Swim With the Sharks"

Miscellanea

Scurvy a.k.a. gulonolactone (L-) oxidase pseudogene is a gene.

Phrases with Scurvy

  1. scurvy grass
  2. Scurvy-Grass
  3. common scurvy grass
  4. alpine scurvy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scurvy

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Google previewShakespeare's Medical Language: A Dictionary (2014)

by Sujata Iyengar

Humoral theory explained scurvy as a blockage in the spleen that prevented melancholy (or, in some accounts, phlegm) from mixing with the rest of the blood, forcing it to come out as spots in the legs or sores in the gum. Left untreated, scurvy ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Passage (2006)

by Alan Day

Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. Chichester, Sussex, England: Summersdale Publishers, 2003. Decker, Jody F. “Scurvy at York.” Beaver 69, no.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Medicine (2004)

Old World and New World Traditions by Gabrielle Hatfield

In British folk medicine a number of na- tive wild plants were eaten to prevent and cure scurvy.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues (2015)

by Ken Albala

Scurvy is a disease that affects the body's synthesis of collagen, thus affecting the structural integrity of the body's tissues. In particular, bone and vascular structures are affected, and more generally, the body's ability to heal from injury. Scurvy ...

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

Scurvy and diabetes were described by the Egyptians on medical papyrus rolls (man's first writing paper, made by the Egyptians from the papyrus plant as early as 2400 B.C.), discovered in Thebes by George Moritz Ebers, a German ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

scurvy Nutritional disease caused by an ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, deficiency and it can be cured by vitamin C supplementation. Symptoms have been described since ancient ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands (2005)

by Max Quanchi, John Robson

SCURVY. The scurvy suffered by sailors on long voyages was thought to be an infectious disease like cholera or typhoid but numerous causes were suggested, including contact by breath and inactivity. Bloodletting was regarded as a cure for ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

scurvy seasonal SCURVY lated older adults who subsist on limited nutritional choices. During famine, war, and agricultural crises in the developing world, it is far more common than it is in resource-rich nations. CAUSES: The body's reservoir ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

AKHILENDER Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India Synonyms Ascorbic acid Definition and Characteristics Vitamin C deficiency causes a disease known as scurvy.

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Synonyms : — Scurvy Rickets, Barlow's Disease — the Mbller-Barloxo Disease. 1. Introductory. — Of those who have made a study of the disease which forms the subject of this article, some have looked upon it as a form of rickets, others ...

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As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy. (Harry Johnston)
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Scrabble value of S1C3U1R1V4Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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