a combining form of calcium, used with the meaning “calcium salt” or “calcite” in the formation of compound words: calciferous.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Also especially before a vowel, calc-.
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British Dictionary definitions for calci-
before a vowel calc-
indicating lime or calciumcalcify
Word Origin for calci-
from Latin calx, calc- limestone
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