scurvy

  • 1 Alpine scurvy — Pellagra Pel la*gra (p[e^]l l[.a]*gr[.a]), n. [It. pelle skin + agro rough.] (Med.) An affection of the skin, characterized by redness, especially in exposed areas, scaling and shedding of the skin, and accompanied with severe gastrointestinal… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Scurvy — Scur vy, a. [Compar. {Scurvier}; superl. {Scurviest}.] [From {Scurf}; cf. {Scurvy}, n.] 1. Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy. Whatsoever man . . . be scurvy or scabbed. Lev. xxi. 18,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Scurvy — Scur vy, n. [Probably from the same source as scorbute, but influenced by scurf, scurfy, scurvy, adj.; cf. D. scheurbuik scurvy, G. scharbock, LL. scorbutus. Cf. {Scorbute}.] (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Scurvy grass — Scurvy Scur vy, n. [Probably from the same source as scorbute, but influenced by scurf, scurfy, scurvy, adj.; cf. D. scheurbuik scurvy, G. scharbock, LL. scorbutus. Cf. {Scorbute}.] (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 scurvy grass — noun Date: circa 1597 a cruciferous herb (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly used in preventing or treating scurvy …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 scurvy — I. noun Etymology: 2scurvy Date: circa 1565 a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and a bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes II. adjective Etymology: scurf Date: 1579 arousing… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 Scurvy — Classification and external resources Scorbutic gums, a symptom …

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  • 8 Scurvy-grass Sorrel — Taxobox name = Scurvy grass Sorrel image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Oxalidales familia = Oxalidaceae genus = Oxalis species = O. enneaphylla binomial = Oxalis enneaphylla binomial… …

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  • 9 Those Scurvy Rascals — infobox Television show name = Those Scurvy Rascals caption = Those Scurvy Rascals title card format = Animation runtime = 3.5 minutes (approx. per episode) creator = Blue Zoo Productions starring = [http://nickmercer.com Nick Mercer] (all… …

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  • 10 Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — Infobox musical artist Name = Captain Dan the Scurvy Crew Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Florida, USA Genre = Pirate hip hop Years active = 2006 ndash;present Label = Nonexistent Recordings URL =… …

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  • 11 Viridis Scurvy — Taxobox name = Viridis Scurvy kingdom = Protista phylum = Amoebozoa classis = Inastomus ordo = Diatis familia = Heres genus = Viridis species = V. Scurvy Cell There is not much known about Viridis Scurvy so this article is very short! Viridis… …

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  • 12 scurvy — scurvily, adv. scurviness, n. /skerr vee/, n., adj., scurvier, scurviest. n. 1. Pathol. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C. adj. 2. contemptible;… …

    Universalium

  • 13 scurvy grass — a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy. [1590 1600] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 scurvy-grass — noun Any of several European plants, of the genus Cochlearia, formerly believed useful in treating scurvy …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 Scurvy — A disorder caused by lack of vitamin C. Symptoms include anemia; soft, bleeding gums; and bumps under the skin near muscles. Scurvy in early childhood can cause musculoskeletal problems. Treatment is by including foods high in vitamin C in the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 scurvy — index iniquitous, objectionable, odious, poor (inferior in quality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 17 infantile scurvy — n acute scurvy during infancy caused by malnutrition called also Barlow s disease * * * a nutritional disease of infants characterized by the same symptoms as scurvy in adults; called also Barlow disease …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 scurvy grass — n a cress (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly believed useful in preventing or treating scurvy * * * Cochlearia officinalis …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 scurvy rickets — rachitic changes in the skeleton associated with infantile scurvy …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 scurvy — scur|vy [ˈskə:vi US ˈskə:r ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: scurvy affected with dandruff , from scurf dandruff , from Old English] a disease caused by not eating foods such as fruit and vegetables that contain ↑vitamin C …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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