Definition of Calcareous

1. Adjective. Composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk.

Exact synonyms: Chalky
Partainyms: Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate
Derivative terms: Chalk

Definition of Calcareous

1. a. Partaking of the nature of calcite or calcium carbonate; consisting of, or containing, calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime.

Definition of Calcareous

1. Adjective. Resembling or containing calcium carbonate or limestone; chalky. ¹

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Definition of Calcareous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Calcareous

1. Chalky; relating to or containing lime or calcium, or calcific material. Origin: L. Calcarius, pertaining to lime, fr. Calx, lime (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcareous

calcar avis
calcar femorale
calcar pedis
calcareous (current term)
calcareous conjunctivitis
calcareous degeneration
calcareous infiltration
calcareous metastasis
calcareous sponge
calcarine artery
calcarine branch of medial occipital artery
calcarine fasciculus

Literary usage of Calcareous

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1. Contributions to Economic Geology (short Papers and Preliminary Reports) 1917 by F. L. Ransome, E F Burchard, Hoyt S Gale, Geological Survey (U.S.), David White, Geological Survey (U.S. (1918)
"Clay, gray, highly calcareous, too grained, gypsum bearing Same as above, with thin yellow layers of chalky limestone Clay, marl, light gray, chalky Same, ..."

2. Petrology for Students: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks Under the by Alfred Harker (1908)
"The hard parts of calcareous organisms are composed of calcite or ... amount of non-calcareous material; either sand-grains (calcareous grit) or finer ..."

3. The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as by Francis Henry Egerton Bridgewater (1836)
"White calcareous spar, filling the middle region only of the air chambers. d. Stratified zones of dark coloured calcareous spar, deposited in equal ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"On the Magnesian Limestone having been formed by the alteration of an ordinary calcareous deposit. By HC SOBBY, FGS It is well known that crystals of ..."

5. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"Sandstone, or sandy shale, drab, micaceous and non-calcareous with argillaceous portions 11 361 Shale, drab, arenaceous and argillaceous, with mica, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This-is one of the most important types as exhibiting the arborescent and encrusting form of growth. It is fairly abundant.] . calcareous spineĀ« (hollow) ..."

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