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cal·cite

 (kăl′sīt′)
n.
A common crystalline form of natural calcium carbonate, CaCO3, that is the basic constituent of limestone, marble, and chalk. Also called calcspar.

cal·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

calcite

(ˈkælsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a colourless or white mineral (occasionally tinged with impurities), found in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, in veins, in limestone, and in stalagmites and stalactites. It is used in the manufacture of cement, plaster, paint, glass, and fertilizer. Composition: calcium carbonate. Formula: CaCO3. Crystal structure: hexagonal (rhombohedral)
calcitic adj

cal•cite

(ˈkæl saɪt)

n.
a common mineral, calcium carbonate, CaCO3, found in a great variety of crystalline forms: a major constituent of limestone, marble, and chalk.
[1840–50]
cal•cit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.

cal·cite

(kăl′sīt′)
A usually white, clear, or pale-yellow mineral consisting of calcium carbonate. It occurs in many different forms and is the main component of chalk, limestone, and marble. Calcite is the mineral used to represent a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonatecalcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
Mexican onyx, onyx marble, oriental alabaster, alabaster - a hard compact kind of calcite
chalk - a soft whitish calcite
Iceland spar - a transparent calcite found in Iceland and used in polarizing microscopes
limestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
calcium carbonate - a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
spar - any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
Translations
Calcit
kaltsiit
kalsiitti
calcite
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