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Definition of calciferous

: producing or containing calcium carbonate

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Recent Examples on the Web Hike through fields of dwarf pines to the shores of Lake Nassbodensee, crossing over alternating strata of calciferous and crystalline rock. National Geographic, "Hiking the Alpe-Adria Trail through Austria, Slovenia, and Italy," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of calciferous

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Calciferous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of calciferous

: producing or containing calcium carbonate

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