Definition: Meaning of, calcium in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkalsɪəm /

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  1. a silver-white metal that helps to form teeth, bones, and CHALK . It is a chemical ELEMENT : symbol Ca
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calcium used in phrases

  • calcium bicarbonate (noun)
    1. a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
  • calcium blocker (noun)
    1. either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium ; has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
  • calcium carbide (noun)
    1. CaC a grey salt of calcium used in making acetylene
  • calcium carbonate (noun)
    1. a salt found in nature as chalk, calcite, aragonite or limestone
  • calcium chloride (noun)
    1. a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
  • calcium hydrate (noun)
    1. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  • calcium hydride (noun)
    1. CaH2 a saltlike binary compound used as a reducing agent and source of hydrogen
  • calcium hydroxide (noun)
    1. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
  • calcium hypochlorite (noun)
    1. any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent
  • calcium ion (noun)
    1. ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood
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