calcium carbonate

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of calcium carbonate

: a compound CaCO3 found in nature as calcite and aragonite and in plant ashes, bones, and shells and used especially in making lime and portland cement and as a gastric antacid

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First Known Use of calcium carbonate

1868


CALCIUM CARBONATE Defined for Kids

calcium carbonate

noun

Definition of calcium carbonate for Students

: a solid substance that is found as limestone and marble and in plant ashes, bones, and shells

Medical Dictionary

calcium carbonate

noun

medical Definition of calcium carbonate

: a calcium salt CaCO3 that is found in limestone, chalk, marble, plant ashes, bones, and many shells, that is obtained also as a white precipitate by passing carbon dioxide into a suspension of calcium hydroxide in water, and that is used in dentifrices and in pharmaceuticals as an antacid and to supplement bodily calcium stores


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