calcific

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj calcific involving or resulting from calcification
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Calcific Calciferous. Specifically: Zoöl of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calcific In zoology and anatomy, calcifying or calcified; that makes or is converted into chalk or other salt of lime: as, a calcific deposit in cartilage or membrane in the process of forming bone; a calcific process. Specifically applied, in ornithology, to that part of the oviduct of a bird where the egg-shell is secreted and deposited upon the egg-pod.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Calcific calcifying or calcified
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from L. calx, chalk.

Usage

In literature:

On the other hand, the cartilage may undergo calcification or ossification.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Nothing is added, as, for instance, in the case of calcification.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Here the inflammatory process extends to the lateral cartilages, with a strong tendency to calcification.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
This is termed progressive calcification.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
A very small proportion of the cases may recover spontaneously, the tumors being encysted or undergoing calcification.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
See that degenerative calcification there.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Calcification of the teeth begins at the seventeenth week of foetal life.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Calcification of the media is found and is said to be preceded by hypertrophy of the middle coat.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The changes eventually taking place in the thrombus are known as organization, calcification, and softening.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

In rare cases (eg, hypervitaminosis D, Mönckeberg's sclerosis, and infantile calcifications ), vessel calcifications may mimic classical atherosclerotic calcifications .
Computed tomography (CT) can easily detect coronary calcifications , and allows for a fast and noninvasive assessment of coronary atherosclerosis.
Computed tomography (CT) can easily detect coronary calcifications, and allows for a fast and noninvasive assessment of coronary atherosclerosis.
In this article, the authors demonstrate a broad spectrum of common and uncommon central nervous system disorders associated with calcifications.
Acute calcific prevertebral tendonitis of the longus colli muscle.
In addition, amorphous calcification was seen embedded within the superior oblique tendon (proximal tendon of the longus colli muscle.
Every extra hour of sleep observed by researchers was associated with a 33% drop in participants' odds of developing coronary artery calcification over five years.
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