Decalcified
Decalcify De*cal"ci*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decalcified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decalcifying}.] To deprive of calcareous matter; thus, to decalcify bones is to remove the stony part, and leave only the gelatin.

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