Scurvy (גָּדָב, garab, from גָּרַב, to scratch), scurf on the akin (Le 21:20; Le 22:22), perhaps of a malignant kind ("Scab," De 28:27). So also the word יַלֶּפֶת, yallepheth, rendered "scabbed" (Le 21:20; Le 22:22), signifies a sort of itching scab, scurf, tetter, so called as sticking fast. SEE LEPROSY. The disease known by the name of scurvy in modern times is usually caused by long confinement in cold and damp climates, without fresh provisions, and a due quantity of acescent food. In the progress of the disease the skin becomes dry and scaly, livid spots appear, and the sufferer experiences great debility.

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