calciphilia

[ căl′sə-fĭlē-ə ]

n.

A condition in which the tissues show an unusual affinity for, and fixation of, calcium salts circulating in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. carboxyl,
  2. carboxyl group,
  3. carboxylase,
  4. carboxylate,
  5. carboxylation,
  6. carboxyltransferase,
  7. carboxymethylcellulose,
  8. carboxypeptidase,
  9. carboy,
  10. carbro process


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