calcium oxide


noun

a white crystalline base used in the production of calcium hydroxide and bleaching powder and in the manufacture of glass, paper, and steel. Formula: CaOAlso called: lime, quicklime, calx, burnt lime, calcined lime, fluxing lime

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Medical definitions for calcium oxide

calcium oxide

n.

A white, caustic, lumpy powder used in analytical and manufacturing procedures, in glassmaking, in waste treatment, in insecticides, and as an industrial alkali.lime2
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Scientific definitions for calcium oxide

calcium oxide

A white solid compound that has a very high melting point and reacts with water to form calcium hydroxide. It is often prepared commercially by heating limestone. Calcium oxide is used as an alkali for treating acidic soils and in manufacturing steel, paper, and glass, and it is the main component of lime. Chemical formula: CaO.
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