Definition of Decalcification

1. Noun. Loss of calcium from bones or teeth.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Decalcify



Definition of Decalcification

1. n. The removal of calcareous matter.

Definition of Decalcification

1. Noun. The loss of calcium, as from the soil or from teeth or bones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decalcification

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decalcification

1. The loss of calcium from your teeth. This weakens your teeth and makes them more susceptible to decay (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decalcification

decahedron
decahedrons
decahydrate
decahydrates
decahydroisoquinoline
decahydronaphthalene
decahydronaphthalenes
decahydroquinoline
decahydroquinolines
decakatal
decakatals
decakis-
decal
decalage
decalages
decalcification (current term)
decalcifications
decalcified
decalcifier
decalcifiers
decalcifies
decalcify
decalcifying
decalcomania
decalcomanias
decalcomanie
decalescence
decalibrate
decalibrated
decalibrates

Literary usage of Decalcification

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1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1906)
"Complete decalcification with a dilution of T?Vrr oxalate of ammonium. •July 3rd.—Complete decalcification with a dilution of -^^ oxalate of ammonium. ..."

2. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"decalcification.—In order to obtain the best results, it is important to employ ... After decalcification the excess of acid should be carefully removed by ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1896)
"In some cases bone absorption is the chief element, in others the disappearance of earthy salts; but decalcification appears to be the earlier process, ..."

4. A Manual of Pathology by Guthrie McConnell (1920)
"decalcification General Rules.—The tissue must be well hardened before ... After complete decalcification the tissue should be carefully washed for two or ..."

5. Animal Micrology: Practical Exercises in Microscopical Methods by Michael Frederic Guyer (1906)
"... eau de Javelle are reagents often used for this purpose. Corrosive preparations of injected vessels and cavities may also be made. decalcification AND ..."

6. Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics by John Collins Warren (1894)
"H. decalcification OF BONE. Bone should be sawed into very small pieces, and then be placed in the decalcifying fluid, which is prepared as follows: ..."

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