calcify


cal·ci·fy

verb \ˈkal-sə-ˌfī\
cal·ci·fiedcal·ci·fy·ing

Definition of CALCIFY

transitive verb
1
:  to make calcareous by deposit of calcium salts
2
:  to make inflexible or unchangeable
intransitive verb
1
:  to become calcareous
2
:  to become inflexible and changeless :  harden
cal·ci·fi·ca·tion \ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of CALCIFY

1854

cal·ci·fy

verb \ˈkal-sə-ˌfī\   (Medical Dictionary)
cal·ci·fiedcal·ci·fy·ing

Medical Definition of CALCIFY

transitive verb
: to make calcareous by deposit of calcium salts
intransitive verb
: to become calcareous

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