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decalcification

[dee-kal-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /diˌkæl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of decalcifying.
2.
the loss of calcium or calcium compounds, as from bone or soil.
Origin of decalcification
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; decalci(fy) + -fication
Related forms
nondecalcification, noun
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