- a spur or spurlike process.
Origin of calcar1
- a reverberatory furnace for preparing frit.
Origin of calcar2
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Examples from the Web for calcar
It is also called the calcar, or spur, and is furnished with cilia or bristles at its extremity.Marvels of Pond-life
Henry J. Slack
The spur or calcar of the foot extends three-fourths of the distance between the foot and the tail.Animal Life of the British Isles
A reverberatory furnace or calcar, for calcining or fritting the materials; 2.
On the pre-axial side of the hallux is the supplemental digit, the prehallux or calcar.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- a spur or spurlike process, as on the leg of a bird or the corolla of a flower
C19: from Latin, from calx heel
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- A small spurlike projection from a structure.
- An internal septum at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
- A dull spine or projection from a bone.
- A horny outgrowth from the skin.
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- A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
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