Definition of Calcar

1. n. A kind of oven, or reverberatory furnace, used for the calcination of sand and potash, and converting them into frit.

2. n. A hollow tube or spur at the base of a petal or corolla.

Definition of Calcar

1. Noun. A small oven or furnace. ¹

2. Noun. (botany anatomy) A spur-like projection. ¹

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Definition of Calcar

1. an anatomical projection [n -CARIA] / a type of oven [n -S] - See also: oven

Medical Definition of Calcar

1. 1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle. See: vascular spur. 2. A dull spine or projection from a bone. 3. Archaic term for a horny outgrowth from the skin. Synonym: spur. Origin: L. Spur, cock's spur (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcar

calcaneocuboid joint
calcaneocuboid ligament
calcaneofibular ligament
calcaneonavicular ligament
calcaneotibial ligament
calcar avis
calcar femorale
calcar pedis
calcareous conjunctivitis
calcareous degeneration
calcareous infiltration
calcareous metastasis

Literary usage of Calcar

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1. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"calcar. the W. lie the hills known as the Tiergarten, laid out with pleasant park-like ... The RC church contains a carved altar-piece of the calcar School. ..."

2. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1892)
"From Cleve diligence once daily in l'/4 hr. to (8 M.) calcar, the Gothic ... calcar was the birthplace of the celebrated Prussian General Seyd- litz (d. ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"The outer edge varies in position according to the depth of the calcar. ... The "calcar" is said to disappear in old age, but the writer has collected ..."

4. History of Painting by Karl Woermann (1887)
"THE SCHOOLS OF THE LOWER RHINE—Anonymous Altar-pieces in the Cologne Museum—The Cologne Crucifixion—Jan Joest of calcar and the calcar altar-piece—The Death ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"Structure of the Neck of the Femur: the calcar Femorale.—Dr. MBB- KEL describes in the Centralblatt fiir die Medicin. ..."

6. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"Hippocampus minor : see calcar. Horn : see Cornu. Hypophysis. A composite body formed by the union of an outgrowth of the mucous membrane of the fauces with ..."

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