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cal·car 1

n. pl. cal·car·i·a (kăl-kâr′ē-ə)
A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.

[Latin, spur, from calx, calc-, heel.]

cal·car 2

A furnace formerly used in glassmaking for calcination of materials into frit.

[Italian calcara, from Late Latin calcāria (fornāx), lime(-kiln), from Latin, feminine of calcārius, of lime; see calcareous.]


n, pl calcaria (kælˈkɛərɪə)
(Biology) a spur or spurlike process, as on the leg of a bird or the corolla of a flower
[C19: from Latin, from calx heel]


(ˈkæl kɑr)

n., pl. cal•car•i•a (kælˈkɛər i ə)
a spur or spurlike process.
[< Latin: spur]
cal′ca•rate`, adj.
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create the detailed Illustrations, Vesaiius would work with Stephan van Calcar, who was a student of the renowned artist Tizlano Vecelli (better known as Titian).
Caption: TOP: A South Alberta Regiment tank advances along a muddy track near Calcar on February 26, 1945.
Both plates include four holes, specifically designed to provide stable fixation in the calcar neck and help protect against varus tilt and settling of the humeral head.
Additionally, there are three dedicated calcar support screws intended to prevent the humerus from collapsing medially as well as more screw options in the humeral head.
It most closely resembles Pissonotus, because of the narrow and moderately foliaceous calcar, the subequal length of the antennal segments and some features of the male genitalia (Bartlett & Deitz 2000).
Vesalius created the drawings for the Tabulae together with a Flemish artist, Jan Stephan van Calcar (1499-1546/50).
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Twenty-one years clinical experience of 461 femoral revision total hip arthroplasties with a calcar replacement prosthesis.
Ha uma reviravolta na vida pessoal e profissional destes individuos, que precisam repensar suas vidas sem terem nada de concreto em que se calcar, a nao ser o medo, a incerteza e a ameaca de um futuro desconhecido e incerto, mas certamente sinistro.
Asi, este arte de calcar el mundo historico ya esta, como decia Ranciere, cambiando el propio "estatuto de lo real".
It is critical to carefully choose the position of the plate, as plates affixed too proximally can cause subacromial impingement and too distally can interfere with placement of the inferomedial calcar screws.