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

calcareously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of calcareous

Latin calcarius of lime, from calc-, calx


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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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