adjective Etymology: calcify Date: 1861 involving or caused by calcification <
calcific lesions

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Calcific — Cal*cif ic, a. Calciferous. Specifically: (Zo[ o]l.) of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles. Huxley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calcific — [kal sif′ik] adj. resulting from or undergoing calcification …   English World dictionary

  • calcific — Forming or depositing calcium salts. * * * cal·cif·ic kal sif ik adj involving or caused by calcification <calcific lesions> <calcific periarthritis> * * * cal·cif·ic (kal sifґik) forming lime …   Medical dictionary

  • calcific — adj. [L. calx, lime; facere, to make] Producing lime salts …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calcific — /kal sif ik/, adj. Zool., Anat. making or converting into salt of lime or chalk. [1860 65; CALCI + FIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • calcific — adjective a) Of or pertaining to calcification b) Of or pertaining to the formation of eggshells in birds and reptiles …   Wiktionary

  • calcific — adj. containing calcium …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcific — cal·cif·ic …   English syllables

  • calcific — cal•cif•ic [[t]kælˈsɪf ɪk[/t]] adj. phl of or pertaining to calcification • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • calcific — /kælˈsɪfɪk/ (say kal sifik) adjective making or converting into salt of lime or chalk. {calci + fic} …   Australian English dictionary

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