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calces

[kal-seez]
noun
  1. a plural of calx.
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calx

[kalks]
noun, plural calx·es, cal·ces [kal-seez] /ˈkæl siz/.
  1. the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.
  2. lime1(def 1).
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Origin of calx

1350–1400; late Middle English < Latin: lime; replacing Middle English cals < Old French < Latin
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calces

noun
  1. a plural of calx
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calx

noun plural calxes or calces (ˈkælsiːz)
  1. the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
  2. another name for calcium oxide
  3. anatomy the heel
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Word Origin

C15: from Latin: lime, from Greek khalix pebble
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calces in Medicine

calx

(kălks)
n. pl. calx•es
  1. The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
  2. The posterior rounded extremity of the foot; the heel.
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