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scur•vy



Pronunciation: (skûr'vē), [key]
n., adj., -vi•er, -vi•est.


n.
Pathol.a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C.

adj.
contemptible; despicable; mean: a scurvy trick.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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