- the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.
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Origin of calx
Examples from the Web for calx
Historical Examples of calx
He thought they were "compounded" of a certain earth, or calx, and phlogiston.Priestley in America
Edgar F. Smith
It was mentioned by Libavius, who named it calx plumb dulcis.
Calx antimonii, L. Sometimes applied to antimony-ash, but more commonly to crude, unwashed diaphoretic antimony.
It was observed very early, that when a metal was converted into a calx, its weight was increased.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
Heat recovers the pure air, and the mercury, leaving the calx of the impure metal.
- the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
- another name for calcium oxide
- anatomy the heel
Word Origin for calx
- The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
- The posterior rounded extremity of the foot; the heel.