calcific

[ kal-sif-ik ]
/ kælˈsɪf ɪk /

adjective Zoology, Anatomy.

making or converting into salt of lime or chalk.

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Origin of calcific

First recorded in 1860–65; calci- + -fic
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British Dictionary definitions for calcific

calcific
/ (kælˈsɪfɪk) /

adjective

forming or causing to form lime or chalk
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