Calciferous Cal*cif"er*ous, a. [L. calx, calcis, lime + -ferous.] Bearing, producing, or containing calcite, or carbonate of lime. [1913 Webster]

{Calciferous epoch} (Geol.), an epoch in the American lower Silurian system, immediately succeeding the Cambrian period. The name alludes to the peculiar mixture of calcareous and siliceous characteristics in many of the beds. See the Diagram under {Geology}. [1913 Webster]

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  • calciferous — adjective Date: 1799 producing or containing calcium carbonate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • calciferous — /kal sif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. forming salts of calcium, esp. calcium carbonate. 2. containing calcium carbonate. [1790 1800; CALCI + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • calciferous — adjective of or pertaining to calcium, calcium carbonate or calcite …   Wiktionary

  • calciferous — 1. Containing lime. 2. Producing any of the salts of calcium. SYN: calcophorous. * * * cal·cif·er·ous kal sif (ə )rəs adj producing or containing calcium carbonate …   Medical dictionary

  • calciferous — bearing lime Bearing and Carrying …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • calciferous — cal·cif·er·ous || kæl sɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. containing calcium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calciferous — [kal sɪf(ə)rəs] adjective containing or producing calcium salts, especially calcium carbonate …   English new terms dictionary

  • calciferous — cal·cif·er·ous …   English syllables

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