Fact #1063: Vitamin C gets its name, Ascorbic Acid, from its ability to prevent scurvy: a-scorbic, literally meaning against scurvy.

Source: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Structural_Biochemistry/Chemistry_of_important_organic_molecules_in_Biochemistry/Vitamin_C#Vitamin_C

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