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l-dehydroascorbic acid

Pronunciation: de-hi'dro-as-kor'bik as'id

Definition: The reversibly oxidized form of ascorbic acid; it is antiscorbutic, but is converted in the body to 2,3-diketo-l-gulonic acid, which has no vitamin C activity.

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