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calcareous

 [kal-kar´e-us]
pertaining to or containing lime; chalky.
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·e·ous

(kal-kā'rē-ŭs),
Chalky; relating to or containing lime or calcium, or calcific material.
[L. calcarius, pertaining to lime, fr. calx, lime]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cal·car·e·ous

(kal-kar'ē-ŭs)
Chalky; relating to or containing lime or calcium, or calcific material.
[L. calcarius, pertaining to lime, fr. calx, lime]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

calcareous

Chalky. Containing, or pertaining to, calcium or lime.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

calcareous

  1. pertaining to organisms growing on a substrate containing calcium carbonate such as limestone grassland, chalky soil.
  2. containing lime or calcium carbonate.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

cal·car·e·ous

(kal-kar'ē-ŭs)
Chalky; relating to or containing lime or calcium.
[L. calcarius, pertaining to lime, fr. calx, lime]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012