Definition of Calciferous

1. Adjective. Bearing or producing or containing calcium or calcium carbonate or calcite.

Partainyms: Calcium



Definition of Calciferous

1. a. Bearing, producing, or containing calcite, or carbonate of lime.

Definition of Calciferous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to calcium, calcium carbonate or calcite. ¹

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Definition of Calciferous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Calciferous

1. 1. Containing lime. 2. Producing any of the salts of calcium. Synonym: calcophorous. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calciferous

calceus
calci-
calcia
calcian
calciborite
calcic
calcic water
calcicole
calcicoles
calcicolous
calcicosis
calcidiol
calcifediol
calciferol
calciferols
calciferous (current term)
calcific
calcific bursitis
calcific pancreatitis
calcification
calcification lines of Retzius
calcifications
calcified
calcified cartilage
calcified liver metastases
calcifier
calcifiers
calcifies
calciform

Literary usage of Calciferous

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1. Reports by Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines (1900)
"Therefore, we have no alternative but to regard our calciferous beds, ... That it was contemporaneous with the deposit of the calciferous of New York there ..."

2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1865)
"POTSDAM OR PRIMORDIAL PERIOD (2). Epochs.—1. The POTSDAM epoch, or that of the Potsdam sandstone (2 a). 2. The calciferous epoch, or that of the calciferous ..."

3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"The Fauna of the calciferous.—The calciferous in its typical develi ment, in New York and the interior, is usually very poor in fossils, and these poorly ..."

4. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1900)
"calciferous 1110 Mainly light gray quartz sand which is not so white as No. 34. ... calciferous 1155 Ditto but finer chips. calciferous 1260 Lighter gray ..."

5. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1900)
"(3) On Lepidodendron from the calciferous Sandstone of Scotland. By Mr AC SEWARD and AW HILL, BA, Kong's College. (Abstract.) A description was given of the ..."

6. Natural History of New York by New York (State). Natural History Survey, James Ellsworth De Kay (1842)
"The calciferous slate of Prof. Eaton, which underlies the limestone of Niagara, ... calciferous Slate, or Second Greywacke, with Shell Limerock of Eaton. ..."

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