calciphylaxis

noun
cal·​ci·​phy·​lax·​is | \ ˌkal-sə-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce calciphylaxis (audio) \
plural calciphylaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce calciphylaxis (audio) \

Medical Definition of calciphylaxis

: an adaptive response that follows systemic sensitization by a calcifying factor (as a vitamin D) and a challenge (as with a metallic salt) and that involves local inflammation and sclerosis with calcium deposition

Other Words from calciphylaxis

calciphylactic \ -​ˈlak-​tik How to pronounce calciphylaxis (audio) \ adjective
calciphylactically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce calciphylaxis (audio) \ adverb

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“Calciphylaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calciphylaxis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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