Definitions

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

  • n. An abnormal condition in which calcium salts are deposited in a part or tissue of the body.

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  • n. The abnormal deposition of calcium salts in the soft tissue of the body

Etymologies

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

calc(i)- (influenced by calcine) + -osis.

Examples

  • Familial tumoral calcinosis (FTC) refers to a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders characterized by the occurrence of cutaneous and subcutaneous calcified masses.

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