calcitrant

adj.

1866, as if from Latin calcitrantem (nominative calcitrans) "kicking" (see recalcitrant). Pedantic humor; probably a back-formation.


Nearby words

  1. calciphylaxis,
  2. calciprivic,
  3. calcite,
  4. calcitic,
  5. calcitonin,
  6. calcitriol,
  7. calcium,
  8. calcium antagonist,
  9. calcium arsenate,
  10. calcium blocker

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