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decalcification

[ dee-kal-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ diˌkæl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of decalcifying.
the loss of calcium or calcium compounds, as from bone or soil.
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Origin of decalcification

First recorded in 1855–60; decalci(fy) + -fication

OTHER WORDS FROM decalcification

non·de·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion, noun
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