calc-sinter

[ kalk-sin-ter ]
/ ˈkælkˌsɪn tər /

noun Mineralogy.


Nearby words

  1. calathus,
  2. calaverite,
  3. calbayog,
  4. calc,
  5. calc-,
  6. calc-spar,
  7. calc-tufa,
  8. calc.,
  9. calcanean tendon,
  10. calcaneo-

Origin of calc-sinter

From the German word Kalksinter, dating back to 1815–25. See calc-, sinter

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British Dictionary definitions for calcsinter

calcsinter

/ (ˈkælkˌsɪntə) /

noun

another name for travertine

Word Origin for calcsinter

C19: from German Kalksinter, from Kalk lime + sinter dross; see chalk, sinter

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