calciferous

adjective
cal·​cif·​er·​ous | \ kal-ˈsi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce calciferous (audio) \

Definition of calciferous

: producing or containing calcium carbonate

Examples of calciferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bones and teeth of many animals contain calciferous minerals, and crustaceans, such as crabs and lobsters, have mineralized shells and other body parts. National Geographic, 25 Nov. 2020 Hike through fields of dwarf pines to the shores of Lake Nassbodensee, crossing over alternating strata of calciferous and crystalline rock. National Geographic, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of calciferous

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Calciferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calciferous. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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calciferous

adjective
cal·​cif·​er·​ous | \ kal-ˈsif-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce calciferous (audio) \

Medical Definition of calciferous

: producing or containing calcium carbonate

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