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English definition of “vitamin C”

vitamin C

noun [U]    
a vitamin found in foods such as citrus fruit, green vegetables with a lot of leaves, tomatoes, and potatoes. It is important for healthy bones, joints, teeth, and gums (= the part of the mouth from which the teeth grow), and for fighting infection. → Synonym ascorbic acidVitamins and minerals
(Definition of vitamin C noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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