calcium citrate


Definition of calcium citrate

: a white, odorless powder C12H10Ca3O14 used especially as a food additive and dietary supplement Most calcium supplements are made with either calcium carbonate or calcium citrate.The Chicago Tribune

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Recent Examples on the Web Those with low levels of stomach acid (more common in people older than 50) absorb calcium citrate more easily than calcium carbonate. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Should you take a dietary supplement to prevent disease?," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of calcium citrate

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Calcium citrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of calcium citrate

: a white, odorless powder C12H10Ca3O14 used especially as a dietary calcium supplement and food additive

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