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scorbutic (adj) – Of, relating to, resembling, or affected by scurvy.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1650s, from Modern Latin scorbuticus “pertaining to scurvy,” from scorbutus “scurvy,” from French scorbut, apparently of Dutch (scheurbuik) or Low German (Scharbock) origin; see scurvy. Scorbute “scurvy” is attested from 1590s, from French.