calx

noun
\ˈkalks \
plural calxes or calces\ˈkal-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of calx 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the crumbly residue left when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion especially : lime entry 1

calx

noun
plural calces

Medical Definition of calx (Entry 2 of 2)

: heel

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