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Definition of the verb calcify

What does calcify mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: calcified

  1. become impregnated with calcium salts
  2. become inflexible and unchanging
    • example: Old folks can calcify
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  3. turn into lime; become calcified
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: change state / turn = undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
  4. convert into lime
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb calcify

verb

  1. [transitive] to make something hard and stony by impregnating with calcium salts
  2. [intransitive] to become hard and stony by impregnation with calcium salts

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for calcify

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Google previewA Sea of Glass (2016)

Searching for the Blaschkas' Fragile Legacy in an Ocean at Risk by Drew Harvell

The complete failure to calcify is an extreme tipping point. Long before this is reached, we expect to see many calcified animals with thinning skeletons, such as the almost transparent limpets observed in the high-CO2 seeps near Naples, Italy.

Google previewProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1915)

certain tissues as cartilage calcify is a distinct problem but may be largely a matter of chemotaxis. As cartilage seems to have a specific adsorption affinity for Ca salts and as Ca salts introduced from without stimulate ossification, Ca salts are ...

Google previewHorseman's Veterinary Encyclopedia, Revised and Updated (2005)

by Equine Research

A small needle, and an attempt to miss all skin vessels resulting hemorrhage will calcify as shown. A small needle, and an attempt to miss all skin vessels resulting hemorrhage will calcify as shown. A small needle, and an attempt to miss all ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1898)

And Such Words and Phrases of the Collateral Sciences as Pertain to the Art and Practice of Dentistry by Chapin Aaron Harris

encase the enamel and dentine germs ; fortieth week, or at birth, the calcification of the incisor crowns is completed and roots begin to calcit'y ; three months after birth the cuspid and molar crowns are completed and the roots begin to calcify.

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedia of Surgery (1895)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

generally hyaline in character, and then may again become disintegrated into fatty and granular detritus, or may calcify (atheroma). The tunica media and tunica adventitia, however, are not unaffected in the later stages of phlebosclerosis, ...

Google previewHarty's Dental Dictionary - Elsevieron VitalSource (2007)

by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken

The primary canines begin to calcify before birth, and erupt at about 18 months. Calcification is usually complete by 21⁄2 years and the root starts to resorb at 7 years of age before being shed at 12 years. The permanent canines commence to ...

Google previewA Gateway to MDS- Encyclopedia of MCQs in Dental Sciences (Vol 2 : Basic) : 2005 (2005)

to calcify is: A. First maxillary molar B. Maxillary central incisor C Mandibular central incisor D. All calcify together 227. Who is known as father of modern dentistry in India: A. Dr. KS Mistry B. Dr. R Ahmed C Prof. Ginwalla D. Dr. NS Butta 228.

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

With time, the above drusen may calcify (calcific drusen) and take on a glistening appearance. Drusen rarely produce any symptoms and if there is a visual loss it is usually due to an accompanying macular haemorrhage, but if the drusen ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1L1C3I1F4Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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