• WordNet 3.6
    • v calcify convert into lime "the salts calcified the rock"
    • v calcify turn into lime; become calcified "The rock calcified over the centuries"
    • v calcify become impregnated with calcium salts
    • v calcify become inflexible and unchanging "Old folks can calcify"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Calcify To become changed into a stony or calcareous condition, in which lime is a principal ingredient, as in the formation of teeth.
    • v. t Calcify kăl"sĭ*fī To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calcify To make calcic; harden by secreting or depositing a salt of lime.
    • calcify To turn into bone or bony tissue; become hard like bone, as cartilage or membrane, by the deposition or secretion of a salt of lime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Calcify to make calcic: to turn into bony tissue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. calx, calcis, lime + -fy,


In literature:

Some day I'll erupt, and jest eternally calcify you, if you don't look out!
"The Round-up" by John Murray and Marion Mills Miller
The bile ducts were thick, calcified and choked with literally thousands of the gray-green leaf-shaped trematodes.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
Calcified tuberculous glands give definite shadows with the X-rays.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The matrix becomes clouded with inorganic salts of lime, and it is then said to be calcified.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The wall of the aneurism is atheromatous, or calcified; the middle coat may be atrophied.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Under tin, teeth are calcified and saved by the deposit of lime-salts from the contents of the dentinal tubuli.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
Sometimes the centre is caseous, sometimes fibrinous or calcified.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
After four or five weeks, they become incased in small white spherical capsules which later, after a year or so, become entirely calcified.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
Later the contents become cheesy and partly calcified.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The basal margin is internally strengthened by a calcified rim, more or less developed.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
But this proper calcified wall is quite distinct from calcareous tubes surrounding the siphuncle, which are developed from the septa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
They secrete a cuticle which never approaches in thickness the often calcified cuticle of Arthropods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The omosternum is calcified, widest anteriorly, and has a convex anterior edge.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
The permanent molars begin to calcify at the twenty-fifth week of foetal life.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
The sclerotic in fishes is usually chondrified and sometimes calcified or ossified.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Stomach generally provided with chitinous or calcified masticatory plates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
These vessels were calcified.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The sacral diapophyses are expanded and have a border of calcified cartilage laterally.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
It may subsequently become infiltrated with lime salts, calcified, and thus remain comparatively inert throughout the life of the individual.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
It may become calcified, as clearly seen in figures.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess

In news:

Calcifying (juvenile) aponeurotic fibroma of the scalp.
Calcifying aponeurotic fibroma is a benign tumor with a predilection for distal parts of the extremities.
Calcified maxillary cyst secondary to a foreign-body reaction at the site of a remote tooth extraction.
Calcified maxillary cyst secondary to a foreign-body reaction at the site of a remote tooth extraction.
To date, studies of ocean acidification's effects on marine organisms have largely focused on calcifying mollusks .
An ossified auricle is much more rare than a calcified cartilage, and it can be diagnosed only by histology.
Using orbital technology in calcified coronary arteries may lead to a new treatment paradigm for m...
Oyster reefs are the calcified backbones of Texas bays.