Calciferous



forming salts of calcium, especially calcium carbonate.
containing calcium carbonate.
Historical Examples

Earthworms and their Allies Frank E. Beddard
Elementary Zoology, Second Edition Vernon L. Kellogg
Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills Luella Agnes Owen
Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes

adjective
forming or producing salts of calcium, esp calcium carbonate

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