cal|car´e|ous|ly

cal|car´e|ous|ly
cal|car|e|ous «kal KAIR ee uhs», adjective.
1. of or containing lime, calcium carbonate, or limestone: »

The rate of deposition of the calcareous sediments formed from Foraminifera shells is faster with warmer water (Science News Letter).

2. of or containing calcium: »

The outer surface of the body [of the starfish] is covered with hard calcareous plates that provide excellent support and protection for the delicate, soft body parts beneath (A. M. Winchester).

[< Latin calcārius (with English -ous) < calx, calcis lime]
cal|car´e|ous|ly, adverb.
cal|car´e|ous|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cal|car|e|ous — «kal KAIR ee uhs», adjective. 1. of or containing lime, calcium carbonate, or limestone: »The rate of deposition of the calcareous sediments formed from Foraminifera shells is faster with warmer water (Science News Letter). 2. of or containing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cal|car´e|ous|ness — cal|car|e|ous «kal KAIR ee uhs», adjective. 1. of or containing lime, calcium carbonate, or limestone: »The rate of deposition of the calcareous sediments formed from Foraminifera shells is faster with warmer water (Science News Letter). 2. of or …   Useful english dictionary

  • sem|i|cal|car|e|ous — «SEHM ee kal KAIR ee uhs», adjective. 1. partly chalky. 2. approaching chalk in substance or appearance …   Useful english dictionary

  • cal — abi·o·log·i·cal; adre·no·cor·ti·cal; aero·bi·o·log·i·cal; aero·chem·i·cal; aero·log·i·cal; aero·med·i·cal; aero·nau·ti·cal; aero·phys·i·cal; aero·tech·ni·cal; aes·thet·i·cal·ly; afo·cal; ag·a·tho·kak·o·log·i·cal; ag·nat·i·cal·ly;… …   English syllables

  • calcareous — cal·car·e·ous …   English syllables

  • calcareously — cal·car·e·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • calcarious — cal·car·i·ous …   English syllables

  • calcareous — cal•car•e•ous [[t]kælˈkɛər i əs[/t]] adj. mir of, containing, or like calcium carbonate; chalky: calcareous earth[/ex] • Etymology: 1670–80; var. of calcarious < L calcārius for burning lime cal•car′e•ous•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • calcareousness — cal·car·e·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • -dac·ty·lous; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

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