calciphilia


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calciphilia

 [kal″sĭ-fil´e-ah]
a tendency to calcification.

cal·ci·phil·i·a

(kal'si-fil'ē-ă),
A condition in which the tissues manifest an unusual affinity for, and fixation of, calcium salts circulating in the blood.
[calcium + G. phileō, to love]

calciphilia

A term of waning use for:
(1) An increased affinity for calcium salts by tissues; 
(2) Affinity for calcium by various substances in the circulation.

cal·ci·phil·i·a

(kal'si-fil'ē-ă)
A condition in which the tissues manifest an unusual affinity for calcium salts.
[calcium + G. phileō, to love]

calciphilia

a tendency to calcification.