calcareous

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cal·car·e·ous

adjective \kal-ˈker-ē-əs\

Definition of CALCAREOUS

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

cal·car·e·ous

adjective \kal-ˈkar-ē-əs, -ˈker-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CALCAREOUS

1
: resembling calcite or calcium carbonate especially in hardness
2
: consisting of or containing calcium carbonate; also : containing calcium

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