calcinosis

[ kal-suh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌkæl səˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal condition characterized by the deposit of calcium salts in various tissues of the body.

Nearby words

  1. calcination,
  2. calcinatory,
  3. calcine,
  4. calcined baryta,
  5. calciner,
  6. calcinosis circumscripta,
  7. calcinosis universalis,
  8. calcipexis,
  9. calciphile,
  10. calciphilia

Origin of calcinosis

1925–30; perhaps calcine or calcin(ate) (erroneously taken as synonymous with calcify) + -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for calcinosis

calcinosis

/ (ˌkælsɪˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun

the abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the tissues of the body
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Medicine definitions for calcinosis

calcinosis

[ kăl′sə-nōsĭs ]

n.

The abnormal deposition of calcium salts in a part or tissue of the body.

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