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WHAT DOES SCURVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans. The chemical name for vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin name of scurvy, scorbutus, which also provides the adjective scorbutic. Scurvy often presents itself initially as symptoms of malaise and lethargy, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. Spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. As scurvy advances, there can be open, suppurating wounds, loss of teeth, jaundice, fever, neuropathy and death. Scurvy was at one time common among sailors, pirates and others aboard ships at sea longer than perishable fruits and vegetables could be stored and by soldiers similarly deprived of these foods for extended periods. It was described by Hippocrates, and herbal cures for scurvy have been known in many native cultures since prehistory. Scurvy was one of the limiting factors of marine travel, often killing large numbers of the passengers and crew on long-distance voyages.
The definition of scurvy in the dictionary is a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C, characterized by anaemia, spongy gums, bleeding beneath the skin, and malformation of bones and teeth related adjective scorbutic. Other definition of scurvy is mean or despicable.
The translations of scurvy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scurvy» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCURVY» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scurvy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scurvy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scurvy
3 QUOTES WITH «SCURVY»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word scurvy.
Paradoxically Americans are becoming both more obese and more nutrient deficient at the same time. Obese children eating processed foods are nutrient depleted and increasingly get scurvy and rickets, diseases we thought were left behind in the 19th and 20th centuries.
As the winter set in with its customary Canadian severity the real trouble of the French began. They did not suffer from the cold, but they were dying of scurvy.
Here are also the two vessels, but the San Carlos without sailors, all having died of the scurvy, except two.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCURVY»
Discover the use of scurvy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scurvy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the ...
From the earliest recorded appearance of the disease in the sixteenth century, to the eighteenth century, where a man had only half a chance of surviving the scourge, to the early nineteenth century, when the British conquered scurvy and ...
Stephen R. Bown, 2005
The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C
This is a survey of the fascinating history of the various ideas and theories causing scurvy.
Kenneth J. Carpenter, 1988
Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of ...
The stories in Hoosh are linked by the ingenuity, good humor, and indifference to gruel that make Anthony’s tale as entertaining as it is enlightening.
Jason C. Anthony, 2012
James Cook and the Conquest of Scurvy
The health of explorers is paramount to their success.
Francis E. Cuppage, 1994
While adventure-loving vegetarians will find much to savor, this is a must-read for all who love bacon—which plays a key role in the story’s sizzling climax! From the Hardcover edition.
Chris McCoy, 2009
The Power of Water-dock Against the Scurvy: Whether in the ...
perfect incapacity of doing hurt, is fo ftrictly and exaflly true of this, that it has
preferved the fame character, though taken where the Scurvy was complicated
with many other difeafes. I have been the more exprefs in thefe plain aflertions, ...
John Hill, 1765
Pirate Haiku: Bilge-sucking Poems of Booty, Grog, and ...
From trading rum for buxom beauties to fighting those limey British bastards, this book reveals the swaggering derring-do of these plundering and treacherous buccaneers--17 syllables at a time!
Michael P. Spradlin, 2010
Limeys: The Conquest of Scurvy
Limeys is the dramatic history of Dr James Lind's super-human efforts to find a cure for scurvy in the face of prejudice and political and establishment antipathy.
David I. Harvie, 2005
Diffusion of Innovations, 4th Edition
Controlling Scurvy in the British Navy: Innovations Do Not Sell Themselves Many
technologists believe that advantageous innovations will sell themselves, that the
obvious benefits of a new idea will be widely realized by potential adopters, ...
Everett M. Rogers, 2010
Subcellular Biochemistry: Biochemistry and Biochemical Cell ...
Among mammals, however, humans, other primates, and guinea pigs cannot
exceptionally produce this vitamin, and as a consequence, they are subject to a
vitamin C-deficiency disease, scurvy, if the supply of vitamin C from their diet is
J. Robin Harris, 1996
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCURVY»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scurvy is used in the context of the following news items.
New Analysis reveals Italian Girl given Witch Burial probably just …
The remains of a teenage girl from medieval times given a witch burial in which she was placed face-down in a deep tomb is believed to have had scurvy that ... «Ancient Origins, May 15»
Medieval 'Witch Girl' Suffered From Scurvy
A Medieval teenage girl found buried face-down last year in northern Italy suffered from scurvy and was rejected by her community, according to new study of ... «Discovery News, May 15»
A rum tale about the navy's favourite drink
The lemon would have provided some much-needed vitamin C to stave off scurvy. He was known as Old Grog because of the cloak he wore – made of the ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
Dylan Seabridge, aged eight, died of scurvy, says coroner
An eight-year-old Pembrokeshire boy died of scurvy, a coroner has ruled. Dylan Mungo Seabridge, from Dolau, Eglwyswrw, died from the disease shortly after ... «BBC News, Jan 15»
Parents of boy,8, who died of suspected scurvy will not face charges
The mother and father of a eight-year-old boy who allegedly died of scurvy will no longer face criminal charges, prosecutors said today. Julie Seabridge, 46, and ... «Daily Mail, Nov 14»
Severe Scurvy Struck Christopher Columbus's Crew
Severe scurvy struck Columbus's crew during his second voyage and after its end, forensic archaeologists suggest, likely leading to the collapse of the first ... «National Geographic, Apr 14»
Sourcing Scurvy – And How to Fix It
Scurvy – “often presents itself initially as symptoms of malaise and lethargy. As scurvy advances, there can be open wounds, loss of teeth, jaundice, fever, ... «Spend Matters, Apr 14»
Send pickles to fight scurvy -- State Journal editorial during Civil War
Are you aware the scurvy is prevailing in our army, and our troops are diminishing every day in consequence? If so, why not try to alleviate their sufferings, and ... «Madison.com, Mar 14»
Scurvy Is Returning To Britain, Labour's Andy Burnham Claims
Liberal Democrat former minister Jeremy Browne queried Burnham's claims on scurvy and told the Commons: "I was extremely concerned, especially as we're ... «Huffington Post UK, Feb 14»
Vitamins' Old, Old Edge
The crew was suffering from scurvy, a disease that was then both bitterly familiar and deeply mysterious. No one knew why it struck sailors or how to cure it. «New York Times, Dec 13»
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