calciferous

[kal-sif-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
forming salts of calcium, especially calcium carbonate.
2.
containing calcium carbonate.

Origin:
1790–1800; calci- + -ferous

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

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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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