L ASCORBIC ACID
\ˈɛl ɐskˈɔːbɪk ˈasɪd], \ˈɛl ɐskˈɔːbɪk ˈasɪd], \ˈɛ_l ɐ_s_k_ˈɔː_b_ɪ_k ˈa_s_ɪ_d]\
Definitions of L ASCORBIC ACID
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A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.
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