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decalcify

 [de-kal´sĭ-fi]
to undergo decalcification.

de·cal·ci·fy

(dē-kal'si-fī),
To remove lime or calcium salts, especially from bones or teeth.

decalcify

(dē-kăl′sə-fī′)
v. decalci·fied, decalci·fying, decalci·fies
v.tr.
To remove calcium or calcium compounds from (bones or teeth, for example).
v.intr.
To lose calcium or calcium compounds.

de·cal′ci·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
de·cal′ci·fi′er n.

decalcify

to deprive of calcium or its salts.
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The remaining IM was completely decalcified by the 14-d decalcification period in 10% formic acid conducted in the specimen preparation process.
Histochemical localization of alkaline phosphatase activity in decalcified bone and cartilage.
This fraction is completely decalcified and depleted of Na and Ca minerals.
The teeth were decalcified in nitric acid or in RDO (a commercial mixture of acids) and sectioned on a freezing microtome.
He reports ingenious experiments whereby decalcified specimens are monitored as the cell reconstructs the test.
The entire middle ear region of all specimens was removed by dissection under the microscope, rinsed in PBS, decalcified for seven days in 10% EDTA (pH 7), stained in 2% osmium tetroxide in PBS for 1 hour, dehydrated in alcohol and propylene oxide and embedded in Epon (Electron Microscopy Supplies).
While the healthy part of the tooth would reflect a yellowish color when shown by the green light, there is little light reflection from the decalcified part of the tooth and the tiny cavity looks dark.
In this study, pig vertebrae and intervertebral disks were decalcified in a short period of time in ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), a chelating agent, using a temperature controlled laboratory microwave.
The temporal bones were fixed, decalcified, and embedded in celloidin.
Appropriately, Phelan resigns himself to language of flexible faith instead of rigid knowledge as he displays how Beloved has successfully decalcified his own potential for perceptual rigor mortis as a reader and critic: "The stubborn helps reveal the limitations of interpretation's desire for mastery.
By varying the intensity of the laser beam, the decalcified area can be removed, leaving a small depression on the tooth surface.
Montezuma interpreted the resistivity low as permissive for decalcified and clay-altered rock possibly associated with gold mineralization.