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lime

 [līm]
1. calcium oxide, a corrosively alkaline and caustic earth, CaO; having various industrial uses and also a pharmaceutic necessity.
2. the acid fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, which contains ascorbic acid.
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lime

(līm),
1. an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime). Synonym(s): calcium oxide, calx (1)
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[O.E. līm, birdlime]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish-white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica, which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it converts into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as a therapeutic antiscorbutic agent in treating scurvy.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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"I hope that as this lime tree grows so will our cooperation," said Nelson.
'If you know the nature of lime trees, it's not difficult to grow them and to get good yields even in the dry season,' he said with a smile.
Meanwhile, Operations Officer of the Pendang Civil Defence Force Norashikin Ahmad Zawawi said the lime trees will be cut down this Friday and pesticides sprayed at the site to ensure that the caterpillars do not bother the students and staff any more.
He said: "The records suggest the trees were planted around 1730 - this age for lime trees is quite old.
There is no problem if it's someone's front garden as the caterpillars are no longer eating at this stage and in any case their plant food is only the leaves of lime trees. For anyone who is squeamish, use a piece of paper or a leaf to pick them up.
Sandford Avenue in Church Stretton, named after the Reverend Holland Sandford who lined it with lime trees
Isolations were established from a total of 86 root and 86 bark samples collected from acid lime trees and 70 root and 65 bark samples collected from sweet lime trees.Three different media were used for detecting pathogens associated with root and bark samples.
Tim Rose, trees and woodlands officer for the council, said: "This has been a bumper year for mistletoe, and although we don't want to discourage its growth altogether, it needs to be carefully managed so as to protect the lime trees it grows on.
Ms Mount, who lives on Lime Trees Close, was awoken in the early hours by frantic calls from neighbours warning her about the blaze before firefighters arrived on the scene.
Stephanie Bowgett is dismayed that the ageing lime trees in Lawrence Road could be lost for ever.
The main framework of the lime trees has been trained into a similar shape to the espalier fruit trees which can be seen on the walls in other parts of the garden.