Calcific



making or converting into salt of lime or chalk.
adjective
forming or causing to form lime or chalk

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  • Calcification

    a changing into lime. Physiology. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue. Anatomy, Geology. a calcified formation. a soil process in which the surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation. a hardening or solidifying; rigidity: […]

  • Calcified

    Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts. Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate. to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position. Contemporary Examples Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’ Malcolm Jones June 20, 2012 […]



  • Calcify

    Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts. Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate. to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position. Historical Examples Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry Maximilian Stern The Book […]

  • Calcifuge

    any plant incapable of thriving in calcareous soil. noun any plant that thrives in acid soils but not in lime-rich soils



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