decalcified

decalcify

[dee-kal-suh-fahy]
verb (used with object), decalcified, decalcifying.
1.
to deprive of lime or calcareous matter, as a bone.
verb (used without object), decalcified, decalcifying.
2.
to become decalcified.

Origin:
1840–50; de- + calcify

decalcifier, noun
nondecalcified, adjective
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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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decalcify de·cal·ci·fy (dē-kāl'sə-fī')
v. de·cal·ci·fied, de·cal·ci·fy·ing, de·cal·ci·fies
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from a substance.


de·cal'ci·fi·ca'tion (-fĭ-kā'shən) n.
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