decalcification

decalcification

[dee-kal-suh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of decalcifying.
2.
the loss of calcium or calcium compounds, as from bone or soil.

Origin:
1855–60; decalci(fy) + -fication

nondecalcification, noun
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decalcify (diːˈkælsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to remove calcium or lime from (bones, teeth, etc)
 
decalcification
 
n
 
de'calcifier
 
n

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