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calciferous

[kal-sif-er-uh s] /kælˈsɪf ər əs/
adjective
1.
forming salts of calcium, especially calcium carbonate.
2.
containing calcium carbonate.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; calci- + -ferous
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Examples from the web for calciferous
  • Bones and calciferous shells fossilize much better than soft tissue.
  • They have a gland in them, the calciferous gland, that sucks calcium out of the environment.
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calciferous

/kælˈsɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
forming or producing salts of calcium, esp calcium carbonate
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