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v. de·cal·ci·fied, de·cal·ci·fy·ing, de·cal·ci·fies
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.

de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·cal′ci·fi′er n.
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Noun1.decalcification - loss of calcium from bones or teeth
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
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[ˈdiːˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndescalcificación f
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n. descalcificación, pérdida o disminución de sales de calcio en los huesos o dientes.
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The combined drilling results highlight a consistent sequence of alteration zoning across the Project, specifically with a generally oxidized upper argillic cap zone, characterized by calcite veining, bleaching, decalcification, clay alteration, and dissolution brecciation that transitions to silicification with depth.
which coincided with previous studies and suggested that towards menopause decalcification of bone starts due to which serum calcium level increases swiftly and in 2-5 years postmenopausally it crests, ebbing slightly afterwards as decalcification progresses.15
Decalcification was done using 5% nitric acid solution and processed for paraffin embedding.
After fixation with 10% buffered formaldehyde solution, the samples were put into a buffered formic acid solution for decalcification. Once processed, the samples were embedded in paraffin.
However, mature enamel is lost during the decalcification processing and absent on haematoxylin and eosin stained slides.
Decalcification of the mandibles was performed with EDTA solution (10%, for 10 weeks).
Decalcification was evaluated radiographically, and then the specimen was dehydrated in increasing concentrations of ethyl alcohol, clarified in xylene, and embedded in paraffin (melting point 56 [degrees]C).
This analysis included all surgical pathology specimen level codes (88300-88309), as well as decalcification; codes related to IHC, special stains, and intraoperative consultation were not included.
Predisposing factors include resection of the posterior leaflet, overzealous decalcification of the annulus, insertion of an oversized prosthesis, and redo-mitral valve replacement (as was the case in this series), especially if the stent of a bioprosthesis has eroded the posterior ventricular wall.
Large four embryos were treated with EDTA solution for decalcification. Taken time for decalcification process ranged from 30 to 40 days depending on the size of the embryo, during which the EDTA solution was changed every 4 days.
extraction of the tooth from the bone, decalcification, taking fine section (longitudinal or transverse), staining and layers counting under a microscope.