- a plural of calx.
- the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.
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Origin of calx
Examples from the Web for calces
Historical Examples of calces
Metals then were regarded as compounds of calces and phlogiston.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
Its calces are white when imperfect, but black, or dark green, when perfect.
It may be resuscitated, like the calces of Antimony, into a Regulus, by re-uniting it with a phlogiston.
All the calces of Antimony, when exposed to a violent fire, are converted into Glass; but not all with the same facility.
- a plural of calx
- the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
- another name for calcium oxide
- anatomy the heel
Word Origin for calx
- The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
- The posterior rounded extremity of the foot; the heel.