calx

[ kalks ]

noun,plural calx·es, cal·ces [kal-seez]. /ˈkæl siz/.
  1. the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.

Origin of calx

1
1350–1400; late Middle English <Latin: lime; replacing Middle English cals<Old French <Latin

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calx

/ (kælks) /


nounplural calxes or calces (ˈkælsiːz)
  1. the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted

  2. another name for calcium oxide

  1. anatomy the heel

Origin of calx

1
C15: from Latin: lime, from Greek khalix pebble

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