What is another word for scurvy?

539 synonyms found


[ skˈɜːvi], [ skˈɜːvi], [ s_k_ˈɜː_v_i]

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How to use "Scurvy" in context?

Scurvy is a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C. It can lead to Intestinal malabsorption, Joint pain, and even Death. Scurvy can develop when sailors on long voyages don't receive enough vitamin C. The disease also can occur in civilians in places where fresh food is not available.

To help prevent scurvy, sailors on long voyages were advised to consume large amounts of citrus fruits and vegetables. Today, vitamin C supplements are available to everyone. If you are at risk for scurvy, it is important to ensure you are getting enough vitamin C.

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