OTHER WORDS FROM calcitecal·cit·ic [kal-sit-ik], /kælˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Beneath a starfish’s skin lies a skeleton made of pebbly growths, called ossicles, which mostly consist of the mineral calcite.A diamondlike structure gives some starfish skeletons their strength|Carolyn Wilke|February 10, 2022|Science News
These carbon-bearing minerals, which are mostly “carbonates” like calcite and magnesite, can store the carbon dioxide for thousands of years.
Excavated calcite crystals hadn’t been modified in any way and had no apparent practical use, raising the possibility that these items held ritual or symbolic significance, Wilkins suspects.Stone Age culture bloomed inland, not just along Africa’s coasts|Bruce Bower|March 31, 2021|Science News
As water flows through a limestone cave, it leaves behind small deposits of minerals, which gradually build up into layers of calcite, like the one atop the pig painting.This painted pig is the world’s oldest figurative art|Kiona N. Smith|January 15, 2021|Ars Technica
Further chemical, X-ray and microscopic examinations revealed a thin layer of calcite containing high levels of magnesium.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin|Christie Wilcox|November 24, 2020|Science News
Her bones stick up from the ground, and water has sealed them with a sparkling calcite coating.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aragonite, a mineral formed of calcium carbonate crystallized in the rhombic system; specific gravity 2.94 (compare Calcite).
Sandstone mortar, eye in green glaze , the other objects as in N. 1, but with the addition of tablets of calcite and lead.El Kab|J.E. Quibell
In the first class 74 are included sulphur and ammonium nitrate; monotropy is exhibited by aragonite and calcite.
The emerald occurs in nests of calcite in a black bituminous limestone containing ammonites of Lower Cretaceous age.
These cave formations are all composed of the mineral calcite, which forms all lime rock.Florida Caverns State Park|Robert O. Vernon