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cal·cif·er·ous

 (kăl-sĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Of, forming, or containing calcium or calcium carbonate.

calciferous

(kælˈsɪfərəs)
adj
(Chemistry) forming or producing salts of calcium, esp calcium carbonate

cal•cif•er•ous

(kælˈsɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. forming salts of calcium, esp. calcium carbonate.
2. containing calcium carbonate.
[1790–1800]
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Adj.1.calciferous - bearing or producing or containing calcium or calcium carbonate or calcite
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It is associated with increased calcium and decreased potassium excretion, the higher excretion of calcium in alkaline urine tends to form calciferous stones with phosphates.
The soils of the Apodi Plateau are classified as Haplic Cambisols (EMBRAPA, 1999) and have, as the parent material, residues of the decomposition of calcareous rock and the calciferous sandstone from the Jandaira Formation.
These number in the dozens in all species, with excretory and calciferous tubules as described in Savage (1962).
NEW LICHEN SYNTAXA ON CALCIFEROUS SCHISTS AND DECALCIFIED ROCKS IN THE ALPS
Similar data, enlarged with added information on calciferous glands, were restated by Michaelsen (1918).
Many studies have demonstrated a link between breast cancer prevention and increased consumption of calciferous vegetables and antioxidant-rich foods.
Her image was shaped from thousands of tiny pieces of smalta, calciferous glass melted in a special way.
This is achieved by the action of the worm's calciferous gland and the buffering action of carbonic acid (Lawrence and London, 1997).
General effects reported rang from loss of appetite, poor food efficiency, reduced gut absorption enlarged liver, kidney and lung, fatty hepatic necrosis, haemolysis, calciferous myocardial lesions and even death (Oyewole & Olayinka, 2007).
Yet despite transmigrasi, there has been no wholesale conversion to irrigation-based wet-rice production; Timorese soils, as observed above, are in most areas calciferous and loamy and thus unsuitable for ploughing, and if local myth is any indication, the habits of swidden are deeply rooted in local psyches.