• synonyms


  1. pertaining to or containing lime or calcium.
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Origin of calcic

First recorded in 1870–75; calc- + -ic
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Examples from the Web for calcic

Historical Examples

  • Calcic salt elimination from beet juices is a problem not yet satisfactorily solved.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891


  • Recent observations relating to the action of soda upon calcic sulphates, calcic glucates, etc., are most important.

  • In the former the calcic scales and crystals are distinct and quite as in L. tigrinum; in the latter they are cuboid, irregular.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

  • The lime must be pure, and is made by heating a carbonate which has been precipitated from calcic nitrate.

  • To this distillate again a similar process may be used, substituting dry potassic carbonate for the calcic chloride.

British Dictionary definitions for calcic


  1. of, containing, or concerned with lime or calcium
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin calx lime
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calcic in Medicine


  1. Composed of, containing, derived from, or relating to calcium or lime.
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