Definitions for CALXkælks; ˈkæl siz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

calxkælks; ˈkæl siz(n.)(pl.)calx•es, cal•ces

  1. the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly burned.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of calx:

1350–1400; ME cals < OF < L calx lime; see calcium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calcium oxide, quicklime, lime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime(noun)

    a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Wiktionary

  1. calx(Noun)

    The substance which remains after a metal or mineral has been thoroughly burnt, seen as being the essential substance left after the expulsion of phlogiston.

  2. calx(Noun)

    (Now recognised as being) the oxide left after calcination of a metal.

  3. calx(Noun)

    calcium oxide

  4. Origin: From calx.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calx(noun)

    quicklime

  2. Calx(noun)

    the substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder

  3. Calx(noun)

    broken and refuse glass, returned to the post

Freebase

  1. Calx

    Calx is a residual substance, sometimes in the form of a fine powder, that is left when a metal or mineral combusts or is calcinated due to heat. Calx, especially of a metal, is now known as an oxide. According to the obsolete phlogiston theory, the calx was the true elemental substance, having lost its phlogiston in the process of combustion. "Calx" is also sometimes used in older texts on artist's techniques to mean calcium oxide.

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