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Sherman unit

Pronunciation: sher'man

Definition: unit of vitamin C, minimum protective dose; the minimum amount of vitamin C that, fed daily, will protect a 300-g guinea pig from scurvy for 90 days; equivalent to 0.5–0.6 mg of ascorbic acid.

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