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

Examples of calcinosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the treatments for calcinosis were unsuccessful, and Reed said Monday that two specialists have now diagnosed her with calciphylaxis, a very rare and serious condition where calcium builds up in blood vessels and blocks blood flow to the skin, according to Cleveland Clinic. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 17 May 2022 But after unsuccessful calcinosis treatments, she was then diagnosed with calciphylaxis. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calcinosis was in 1910

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“Calcinosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcinosis. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcinosis

noun
cal·​ci·​no·​sis ˌkal-sə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce calcinosis (audio)
plural calcinoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce calcinosis (audio)
: the abnormal deposition of calcium salts in a part or tissue of the body
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