Words nearby calci-
WORDS THAT USE CALCI-
What does calci- mean?
The combining form calci- is used like a prefix meaning “calcium.” Specifically, it is used to refer to either “calcium salt” or “calcite,” a mineral found in compounds like limestone. It is often used in scientific terms, especially in chemistry and biology.
The form calci- comes from Latin calx, meaning “limestone.” The Latin calx is, believe it or not, also the source of the word calculator. Discover why at our entry for the word.
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Examples of calci-
The calci- part of the word means “calcium,” while the form -phile means “lover of,” from Greek -philos. Calciphile literally translates to “lover of calcium.”
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How to use calci- in a sentence
"Flying Eagle and Eglantine are welcome in the calci of Atozac," she answered.The Indian Scout|Gustave Aimard
Cavallo ingrassato tira calci—A horse that is grown fat kicks.