Definition of calcium carbonate
: a compound CaCO3 found in nature as calcite and aragonite and in plant ashes, bones, and shells and used especially in making lime and portland cement and as a gastric antacid
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CALCIUM CARBONATE Defined for Kids
Definition of calcium carbonate for Students
: a solid substance that is found as limestone and marble and in plant ashes, bones, and shells
Medical Definition of calcium carbonate
: a calcium salt CaCO3 that is found in limestone, chalk, marble, plant ashes, bones, and many shells, that is obtained also as a white precipitate by passing carbon dioxide into a suspension of calcium hydroxide in water, and that is used in dentifrices and in pharmaceuticals as an antacid and to supplement bodily calcium stores
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