calcinosis

noun
cal·​ci·​no·​sis | \ ˌkal-sə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce calcinosis (audio) \
plural calcinoses\ ˌkal-​sə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce calcinosis (audio) \

Definition of calcinosis

: the abnormal deposition of calcium salts in a part or tissue of the body

First Known Use of calcinosis

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calcinosis

New Latin, irregular (influenced by International Scientific Vocabulary calcine) from calc- + -osis

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“Calcinosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcinosis. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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calcinosis

noun
cal·​ci·​no·​sis | \ ˌkal-sə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce calcinosis (audio) \
plural calcinoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce calcinosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of calcinosis

: the abnormal deposition of calcium salts in a part or tissue of the body

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