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  • adj. That forms a calx when oxidized

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to form, or to become, a calx or earthlike substance on being oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., forming lime or calx: applied to the common metals, which with oxygen form a calx or earth-like substance.


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