[ kal-kahr ]
/ ˈkæl kɑr /
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noun, plural cal·car·i·a [kal-kair-ee-uh]. /kælˈkɛər i ə/. Biology.
a spur or spurlike process.
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Origin of calcar

<Latin: spur, equivalent to calc-, stem of calx heel, calx + -ar, shortening of -āre, neuter of -āris-ar1

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[ kal-kahr ]
/ ˈkæl kɑr /

noun, plural cal·car·i·a [kal-kair-ee-uh]. /kælˈkɛər i ə/. Glassmaking.
a reverberatory furnace for preparing frit.

Origin of calcar

1655–65; <Italian calcara<Late Latin calcāria lime-kiln, equivalent to Latin calc- lime (see chalk) + -āria-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for calcar

/ (ˈkælˌkɑː) /

noun plural calcaria (kælˈkɛərɪə)
a spur or spurlike process, as on the leg of a bird or the corolla of a flower

Word Origin for calcar

C19: from Latin, from calx heel
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Medical definitions for calcar

[ kălkär′ ]

n. pl. cal•car•i•a (kăl-kârē-ə)
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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Scientific definitions for calcar

[ kălkär′ ]

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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