calciferous
adjective Date: 1799 producing or containing calcium carbonate

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calciferous — [kal sif′ər əs] adj. [ CALCI + FEROUS] producing or containing calcium, calcium carbonate, or calcite …   English World dictionary

  • calciferous — glands (ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta) Esophageal glands of earthworms, excretory in function; controls the level of certain ions in the blood, particularly calcium and carbonate ions; glands of Morren …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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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