noun Chemistry, Biology.
Origin of calcium
Examples from the Web for calcium
Contemporary Examples of calcium
Fat-free or skim milkEveryone knows milk is an excellent source of calcium that will keep your bones in tip-top shape.10 Ways to Stay Hydrated (That Aren’t Water)
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The rhino beetle—fried, stewed, grilled, or roasted—is high in calcium and protein.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects
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At night we drank a beverage we called “CalMag,” a terrible mixture of calcium, magnesium, vinegar, and water.Scientology’s Sea Org: A Story of Escape for Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise
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She tells us what happens when the balance is ripped apart by the release of calcium and magnesium into the atmosphere.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia
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And many are packed with nutrients like zinc, iron, and calcium.Forget the Starbucks Backlash—We Should Be Eating More Bugs
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Historical Examples of calcium
The most satisfactory of these substances is chloride of calcium .Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
With calcium it is said to yield a scarlet, sparingly soluble in water.Field's Chromatography
I do not grant any one the pleasure of re-using his chloride of calcium.The Man With The Broken Ear
More commonly it is found associated with calcium carbonate.
Calcium sulphate, like the carbonate, occurs in many forms in nature.
Word Origin for calcium
coined 1808 by English chemist Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829), who first succeeded in isolating it, from Latin calx (genitive calcis) "limestone" (see chalk (n.)) + metallic element ending -ium.