Translation of "scurvy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /(British ) ˈskəːvi; (American) ˈskəːrviː/

(medical) a disease caused by a deficiency of vitamin C in the diet, characterized by weakness, bleeding gums, and bleeding beneath the skin

In the past, scurvy was common among sailors and other people who were not able to eat fresh fruit and vegetables for long periods of time.

(Translation of “scurvy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)