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Word of the Day 10/12/15 Scorbutic

Scorbutic (adjective)
scorbutic or scorbutical [skawr-byoo-tik]


adjective, Pathology
1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy.

Origin: 1645-55; < New Latin scorbūticus, equivalent to Medieval Latin scorbūt (us) scurvy (≪ Middle Low German scorbûk) + -icus -ic

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