decalcification

noun
de·​cal·​ci·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce decalcification (audio) \

Definition of decalcification

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

Other Words from decalcification

decalcify \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈkal-​sə-​fī How to pronounce decalcify (audio) \ transitive verb

First Known Use of decalcification

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Decalcification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decalcification. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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decalcification

noun
de·​cal·​ci·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce decalcification (audio) \

Medical Definition of decalcification

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

Other Words from decalcification

decalcify \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈkal-​sə-​ˌfī How to pronounce decalcify (audio) \ transitive verb decalcified; decalcifying

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