Meaning of ascorbic acid
Pronunciation: (u-skôr'bik), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
- a white, crystalline, water-soluble vitamin, CHO, occurring naturally in citrus fruits, green vegetables, etc., and often produced synthetically, essential for normal metabolism: used in the prevention and treatment of scurvy, and in wound-healing and tissue repair. Also called
- ascorbic acid (Thesaurus)