Associations to the word «Calcium»


CALCIUM, noun. A chemical element, atomic number 20, that is an alkaline earth metal and occurs naturally as carbonate in limestone and as silicate in many rocks.
CALCIUM, noun. (countable) An atom of this element.
CALCIUM ACETATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The calcium salt of acetic acid
CALCIUM ARSENATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The inorganic salt Ca3(AsO4)2 that is used as a pesticide and germicide
CALCIUM BENZOATE, noun. (chemistry) the calcium salt of benzoic acid
CALCIUM CARBIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A black, solid, of formula CaC2, manufactured from lime and carbon at high temperatures; reacts with water to form acetylene.
CALCIUM CARBONATE, noun. (inorganic compound) A colourless or white inorganic compound, CaCO3, occurring as chalk, limestone, marble etc; reacts with acids to liberate carbon dioxide.
CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKER, noun. (pharmacology) A class of drug used to treat hypertension and also angina and arrhythmia.
CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS, noun. Plural of calcium channel blocker
CALCIUM CHLORIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The calcium salt of hydrochloric acid, CaCl2; used as a drying agent and to melt ice on roads.
CALCIUM CHROMATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The yellow calcium salt of chromic acid, CaCrO4
CALCIUM CYANAMIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) The compound CaCN2 produced by reacting calcium carbide with nitrogen; it is used as a fertilizer
CALCIUM FORMATE, noun. (chemistry) the calcium salt of formic acid; used in the scrubbing of flue gases, and as a food preservative
CALCIUM HYDROXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A soft, white powder, Ca(OH)2, obtained by the action of water on calcium oxide; slaked lime.
CALCIUM LIGHT, noun. Limelight
CALCIUM NITRATE, noun. (inorganic compound) A colourless salt that absorbs moisture from the air and mainly used as a component in fertilizer.
CALCIUM OXIDE, noun. (inorganic compound) A white powderous substance, CaO, commonly known as lime or quicklime; normally made by heating calcium carbonate.
CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The calcium salt or phosphoric acid, Ca3(PO4)2, or of several related acids; it is the main mineral of bone
CALCIUM PYROPHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE DEPOSITION DISEASE, proper noun. (medicine) A medical condition, also called pseudogout or CPPD, which resembles gout but results from precipitation of crystals in the joints by a different compound.
CALCIUM SORBATE, noun. (chemistry) the calcium salt of sorbic acid
CALCIUM SULFATE, noun. (inorganic compound) The calcium salt of sulfuric acid, CaSO4, the hydrates of which are known as gypsum or plaster of Paris.
CALCIUM SULPHATE, noun. Alternative spelling of calcium sulfate
CALCIUM TUNGSTATE, noun. (chemistry)A compound with chemical formula CaWO4.

Dictionary definition

CALCIUM, noun. A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals.

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