scur•vyPronunciation: (skûr'vē), [key]
—n., adj., -vi•er, -vi•est.
a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C.
contemptible; despicable; mean: a scurvy trick.
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