Vitamin c

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vitamin C

(Science: biochemistry) A water soluble vitamin crucial for the maintenance of connective tissue, wound healing and scar formation. Deficiency is known as scurvy.

symptoms include dry skin, bleeding and swollen gums, bone pains, dental cavities and mouth sores. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy.