from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing salts of lime, as in the formation of eggshells in birds and reptiles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to calcification
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the formation of eggshells in birds and reptiles

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Calciferous. Specifically: (Zoöl.) of or pertaining to the portion of the oviduct which forms the eggshell in birds and reptiles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology and anatomy, calcifying or calcified; that makes or is converted into chalk or other salt of lime: as, a calcific deposit in cartilage or membrane in the process of forming bone; a calcific process.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. involving or resulting from calcification


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