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calcareous

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adjective cal·car·e·ous \kal-ˈker-ē-əs\

Definition of calcareous

  1. 1 a :  resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness b :  consisting of or containing calcium carbonate; also :  containing calcium

  2. 2 :  growing on limestone or in soil impregnated with lime

cal·car·e·ous·ly adverb


Origin of calcareous

Latin calcarius of lime, from calc-, calx


First Known Use: 1677


Medical Dictionary

calcareous

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adjective cal·car·e·ous \kal-ˈkar-ē-əs, -ˈker-\

Medical Definition of calcareous

  1. 1:  resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness

  2. 2:  consisting of or containing calcium carbonate; also :  containing calcium




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