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calcareous

adjective cal·car·e·ous \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
Medical Dictionary

calcareous

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

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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