decalcification

noun de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of decalcification

: the removal or loss of calcium or calcium compounds (as from bones or soil)

decalcify

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈkal-sə-fī\ transitive verb

First Known Use of decalcification

1859

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decalcification

noun de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of decalcification

: the removal or loss of calcium or calcium compounds (as from bones or soil)

decalcify

play \(ˈ)dē-ˈkal-sə-ˌfī\ transitive verb -fied; -fying

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