scurvy meaning

  • Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans.
  • Scurvy was at one time common among sailors,
  • While today scurvy is known to be caused by a nutritional deficiency, until the isolation of vitamin C and direct evidence of its link to scurvy in 1932, numerous theories and treatments were proposed, often on little or no experimental data.
  • Treatment by fresh food, particularly citrus fruit, was periodically implemented, as it had been since antiquity. However until the 1930s, treatment was inconsistent, with many ineffective treatments used into the 20th century.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of scurvy for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "scurvy" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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        Definiteness: Level 7
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