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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

 (kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts, as with calcium carbonate.
b. Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
2. A calcified substance or part.
3. An inflexible, unchanging state: calcification of negotiations.
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calcification

(ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
2. (Geological Science) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
3. (Physiology) pathol a tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
4. (Geological Science) any calcified object or formation
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cal•ci•fi•ca•tion

(ˌkæl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a changing into lime.
2. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue.
3. Anat., Geol. a calcified formation.
4. a process in which surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation.
5. a hardening or solidifying.
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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
1. Medicine The accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Calcification normally occurs in the formation of bone.
2. Geology
a. The replacement of organic material, especially original hard material such as bone, with calcium carbonate during the process of fossilization.
b. The accumulation of calcium in certain soils, especially soils of cool temperate regions where leaching takes place very slowly.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcification - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
ossification - the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
2.calcification - tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
hardening - abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
3.calcification - an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
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Translations

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ncalcificación f
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calcification

nKalkablagerung f; (Med) → Verkalkung f
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calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ncalcificazione f
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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

n. calcificación, endurecimiento de tejidos orgánicos por depósitos de sales de calcio.
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calcification

n calcificación f
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