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calx

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

1350–1400; late Middle English <Latin: lime; replacing Middle English cals<Old French <Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for calx

calx
/ (kælks) /

noun plural calxes or calces (ˈkælsiːz)
the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
another name for calcium oxide
anatomy the heel

Word Origin for calx

C15: from Latin: lime, from Greek khalix pebble
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Medical definitions for calx

calx
[ kălks ]

n. pl. calx•es
The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
The posterior rounded extremity of the foot; the heel.
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