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calcar

 [kal´kar]
1. spur.
2. a spur-shaped structure.
calcar a´vis an eminence on the medial wall of the occipital horn of the lateral ventricle, below the bulb of the occipital horn, produced by lateral extension of the calcarine sulcus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cal·car

(kal'kar), [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
See also: vascular spur.
2. A dull spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur [TA]
[L. spur, cock's spur]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

calcar

(kăl′kär′)
n. pl. calcaria (kăl-kâr′ē-ə)
A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

cal·car

(kal'kahr) [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
2. A spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur.
[L. spur, rooster's spur]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

calcar

A spur or spur-like projection from a bone or tendon.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cal·car

(kal'kahr) [TA]
Dull spine or projection from a bone.
[L. spur, rooster's spur]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The goal of campaigns like CalCars.org and the nonprofit Plug-In Partners (www.pluginpartners.org), which work with utilities, cities and grassroots groups, is to convince carmakers to produce these vehicles on their own.
CONTACT: CalCars, www.calcars.org; EDrive, www.edrivesystems.com; Hymotion, www.hymotion.com; Greasecar, www.greasecar.com; Hybrid Owners of America, (703)276-3265, www.hybridownersofamerica.org; Plug-In Partners, www.
CalCars is lobbying major automakers to introduce plug-in options on future hybrid models, and has built showcase examples that achieve 100 miles per gallon using Toyota's Prius.