- a spur or spurlike process.
Origin of calcar1
- a reverberatory furnace for preparing frit.
Origin of calcar2
Examples from the Web for calcar
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for calcar
- 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.
- A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.