forming salts of calcium, especially calcium carbonate.
containing calcium carbonate.
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How to use calciferous in a sentence
The calciferous lake of Tartarus formerly existed, just beyond, but 318 is now dried up.Rambles in Rome | S. Russell Forbes
In Microscolex, Chilota and Yagansia, moreover, there is a further degeneration in the disappearance of the calciferous glands.Earthworms and their Allies | Frank E. Beddard
There seems to be but little doubt, however, that part of the series is equivalent to the calciferous of other regions.Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills | Luella Agnes Owen
The front pair is the œsophageal pouches; the next two pairs are the œsophageal or calciferous glands.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition | Vernon L. Kellogg
British Dictionary definitions for calciferous
forming or producing salts of calcium, esp calcium carbonate
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