Calx



the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.
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Historical Examples

Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer
Priestley in America Edgar F. Smith
Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer
Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry Joseph Priestley
Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry Joseph Priestley
The Rivers of Great Britain: Rivers of the East Coast Various
Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry Joseph Priestley
Heads of Lectures on a Course of Experimental Philosophy: Particularly Including Chemistry Joseph Priestley
Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 Carl Wilhelm Scheele

noun (pl) calxes, calces (ˈkælsiːz)
the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
another name for calcium oxide
(anatomy) the heel

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