calcify

[kal-suh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), calcified, calcifying.
1.
Physiology. to make or become calcareous or bony; harden by the deposit of calcium salts.
2.
Geology. to harden by deposition of calcium carbonate.
3.
to make or become rigid or intransigent, as in a political position.

Origin:
1830–40; calci- + -fy

noncalcified, adjective
uncalcified, adjective
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calcify (ˈkælsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to convert or be converted into lime
2.  to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts

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calcify
1785 (implied in calcified), from Fr. calcifier, from stem of L. calcem "lime" + -fy. Related: Calcification.
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calcify cal·ci·fy (kāl'sə-fī')
v. cal·ci·fied, cal·ci·fy·ing, cal·ci·fies
To make or become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts.

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As the osteogenetic fibers grow out to the periphery they continue to calcify, and give rise to fresh bone spicules.
These changes make it more difficult for some marine organisms to build shells, calcify, and maintain various metabolic processes.
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