[ kal-sif-er-uh s ]
/ kælˈsɪf ər əs /


forming salts of calcium, especially calcium carbonate.
containing calcium carbonate.

Origin of calciferous

First recorded in 1790–1800; calci- + -ferous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calciferous

  • In Microscolex, Chilota and Yagansia, moreover, there is a further degeneration in the disappearance of the calciferous glands.

  • The calciferous lake of Tartarus formerly existed, just beyond, but 318 is now dried up.

    Rambles in Rome|S. Russell Forbes
  • There seems to be but little doubt, however, that part of the series is equivalent to the Calciferous of other regions.

  • The front pair is the œsophageal pouches; the next two pairs are the œsophageal or calciferous glands.

British Dictionary definitions for calciferous


/ (kælˈsɪfərəs) /


forming or producing salts of calcium, esp calcium carbonate
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