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Calcium; calcium salt; lime: calciferous.
[From Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]
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calci-or before a vowel
indicating lime or calcium: calcify.
[from Latin calx, calc- limestone]
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a combining form meaning “calcium,” “calcium salt,” “calcite”: calciferous.Also, esp. before a vowel,calc-.
[< Latin calc-, s. of calx lime]
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