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calcium Idioms & Phrases


calcium bicarbonate

  • noun a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
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calcium blocker

  • noun any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
    calcium blocker.
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calcium carbide

  • noun a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene
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calcium carbonate

  • noun a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
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calcium chloride

  • noun a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
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calcium hydrate

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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calcium hydride

  • noun a saltlike binary compound (CaH2) used as a reducing agent and source of hydrogen
    hydrolith.
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calcium hydroxide

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate; lime.
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calcium hypochlorite

  • noun any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent
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calcium ion

  • noun ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood
    factor IV.
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calcium lactate

  • noun a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate; used in foods (as a baking powder) and given medically as a source of calcium
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Calcium light

  • noun a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting
    limelight.
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  • an intense light produced by the incandescence of a stick or ball of lime in the flame of a combination of oxygen and hydrogen gases, or of oxygen and coal gas; called also Drummond light.
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calcium nitrate

  • noun a deliquescent salt that is soluble in water; sometimes used as a source of nitrogen in fertilizers
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calcium octadecanoate

  • noun an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water
    calcium octadecanoate.
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calcium oxide

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime.
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calcium phosphate

  • noun a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones
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calcium stearate

  • noun an insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water
    calcium octadecanoate.
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calcium sulfate

  • noun a white salt (CaSO4)
    calcium sulfate.
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calcium sulphate

  • noun a white salt (CaSO4)
    calcium sulfate.
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calcium-channel blocker

  • noun any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
    calcium blocker.
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calcium-cyanamide

  • noun a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
    cyanamide.
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fenoprofen calcium

  • noun a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Nalfon) used in the treatment of arthritis and other painful inflammatory disorders
    Nalfon; fenoprofen.
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