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{adj: calcareous, chalky} composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk

{adj: calciferous} bearing or producing or containing calcium or calcium carbonate or calcite

{adj: caliche-topped} covered with caliche, a hard calcium-carbonate encrusted soil

{n: allomorph} any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
"calcium carbonate occurs in the allomorphs calcite and aragonite"

{n: aragonite} a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite

{n: barilla, Halogeton souda} Algerian plant formerly burned to obtain calcium carbonate

{n: calcite} a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

{n: calcium bicarbonate} a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water

{n: calcium carbonate} a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone

{n: calcium lactate} 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

{n: caliche, hardpan} crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions

{n: dolomite, bitter spar} a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer

{n: dripstone} the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites

{n: limekiln} a kiln used to reduce naturally occuring forms of calcium carbonate to lime

{n: stalactite} a cylinder of calcium carbonate hanging from the roof of a limestone cave

{n: stalagmite} a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave

{n: stonewort} any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits

{n: tufa, calc-tufa} a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime


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