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A plural of calx.
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1. (Anatomy) a plural of calx
2. (Elements & Compounds) a plural of calx
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n., pl. calx•es, cal•ces (ˈkæl siz)
the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly burned.
[1350–1400; Middle English cals < Old French < Latin calx lime; see calcium]
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