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cal·car·e·ous

 (kăl-kâr′ē-əs)
adj.
Composed of, containing, or characteristic of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone; chalky.

[From Latin calcārius, from calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]

cal·car′e·ous·ly adv.

calcareous

(kælˈkɛərɪəs)
adj
(Chemistry) of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate; chalky
[C17: from Latin calcārius, from calx lime]

cal•car•e•ous

(kælˈkɛər i əs)

adj.
of, containing, or like calcium carbonate; chalky: calcareous earth.
[1670–80; variant of calcarious < Latin calcārius for burning lime]
cal•car′e•ous•ly, adv.

cal·car·e·ous

(kăl-kâr′ē-əs)
Composed of or containing calcium or calcium carbonate. Many carbonate rocks are calcareous.
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Adj.1.calcareous - composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
Translations

calcareous

[kælˈkɛərɪəs] ADJcalcáreo

cal·car·e·ous

n. calcáreo, que contiene calcio o cal;
___ cataractcatarata calcárea;
___ degeneration___ degeneration.
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