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de·cal·ci·fy

 (dē-kăl′sə-fī′)
v. de·cal·ci·fied, de·cal·ci·fy·ing, de·cal·ci·fies
v.tr.
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
v.intr.
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.

de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·cal′ci·fi′er n.

decalcify

(diːˈkælsɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Medicine) (tr) to remove calcium or lime from (bones, teeth, etc)
decalcification n
deˈcalciˌfier n

de•cal•ci•fy

(diˈkæl səˌfaɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to deprive of lime or calcareous matter, as a bone.
v.i.
2. to become decalcified.
[1840–50]
de•cal`ci•fi•ca′tion, n.
de•cal′ci•fi`er, n.

decalcify


Past participle: decalcified
Gerund: decalcifying

Imperative
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decalcify
Present
I decalcify
you decalcify
he/she/it decalcifies
we decalcify
you decalcify
they decalcify
Preterite
I decalcified
you decalcified
he/she/it decalcified
we decalcified
you decalcified
they decalcified
Present Continuous
I am decalcifying
you are decalcifying
he/she/it is decalcifying
we are decalcifying
you are decalcifying
they are decalcifying
Present Perfect
I have decalcified
you have decalcified
he/she/it has decalcified
we have decalcified
you have decalcified
they have decalcified
Past Continuous
I was decalcifying
you were decalcifying
he/she/it was decalcifying
we were decalcifying
you were decalcifying
they were decalcifying
Past Perfect
I had decalcified
you had decalcified
he/she/it had decalcified
we had decalcified
you had decalcified
they had decalcified
Future
I will decalcify
you will decalcify
he/she/it will decalcify
we will decalcify
you will decalcify
they will decalcify
Future Perfect
I will have decalcified
you will have decalcified
he/she/it will have decalcified
we will have decalcified
you will have decalcified
they will have decalcified
Future Continuous
I will be decalcifying
you will be decalcifying
he/she/it will be decalcifying
we will be decalcifying
you will be decalcifying
they will be decalcifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decalcifying
you have been decalcifying
he/she/it has been decalcifying
we have been decalcifying
you have been decalcifying
they have been decalcifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decalcifying
you will have been decalcifying
he/she/it will have been decalcifying
we will have been decalcifying
you will have been decalcifying
they will have been decalcifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decalcifying
you had been decalcifying
he/she/it had been decalcifying
we had been decalcifying
you had been decalcifying
they had been decalcifying
Conditional
I would decalcify
you would decalcify
he/she/it would decalcify
we would decalcify
you would decalcify
they would decalcify
Past Conditional
I would have decalcified
you would have decalcified
he/she/it would have decalcified
we would have decalcified
you would have decalcified
they would have decalcified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decalcify - lose calcium or calcium compounds
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.decalcify - remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
calcify - become impregnated with calcium salts
Translations

decalcify

[ˌdiːˈkælsɪfaɪ] VTdescalcificar

decalcify

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Most of the consumables currently used, and in particular the use of hazardous reagents for decalcifying and processing the biopsies like acids, xylene and formalin, are no longer needed which significantly improves the laboratory working environment.
Femoral bone tissues were decalcified in decalcifying solution (Sigma-Aldrich Chemicals) and dehydrated in a graded series of ethanol solutions for 18h.
It has been suggested as an oral supplement to augment the decalcifying effect of disodium EDTA.
However, if a gas-chlorinated pool becomes inadequately buffered, the pH may decrease rapidly to tooth decalcifying levels as low as 3.
Investigations on Lactobacillus acidophilus and its decalcifying potential on sound enamel was a major project.
For microscopic analysis, they were treated with decalcifying solution (Table 1) prior to dehydration and paraffin inclusion (Table 2).
Individuals were immediately placed in 10 volumes of 10% neutral buffered formalin, decalcified using decalcifying solution (Richard-Allan Scientific, Kalamazoo, MI), dehydrated in a graded ethanol series, cleared in xylene, and embedded in paraffin.
2009], as it has a decalcifying action and high molecular weight, which does not allow its infiltration into the dentinal tubules.