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ˈkæl si əmcal·ci·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calcium, Ca, atomic number 20(noun)

    a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals


  1. calcium(Noun)

    A chemical element, atomic number 20, that is an alkaline earth metal and occurs naturally as carbonate in limestone and as silicate in many rocks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calcium(noun)

    an elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and malleable. It is a member of the alkaline earth group of elements. Atomic weight 40. Symbol Ca

  2. Origin: [NL., from L. calx, calcis, lime; cf F. calcium. See Calx.]


  1. Calcium

    Calcium is the chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20. Calcium is a soft gray alkaline earth metal, and is the fifth-most-abundant element by mass in the Earth's crust. Calcium is also the fifth-most-abundant dissolved ion in seawater by both molarity and mass, after sodium, chloride, magnesium, and sulfate. Calcium is essential for living organisms, in particular in cell physiology, where movement of the calcium ion Ca2+ into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal for many cellular processes. As a major material used in mineralization of bone, teeth and shells, calcium is the most abundant metal by mass in many animals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calcium

    kal′si-um, n. the metal present in chalk, stucco, and other compounds of lime.—adjs. Cal′cic, containing calcium; Cal′cific, calcifying or calcified.—v.i. Cal′cificā′tion, the process of calcifying, a changing into lime.—adjs. Cal′ciform, like chalk, pebbly; Calcif′ugous, avoiding limestone.—v.t. and v.i. Cal′cify, to make calcic: to turn into bony tissue.—adjs. Calcig′enous, forming lime; Calcig′erous, containing lime.—n. Cal′cimine, a white or tinted wash for ceilings, walls, &c., consisting of whiting, with glue, &c.—v.t. to wash with such.—adj. Cal′cinable, capable of being calcined.—n. Calcinā′tion.—v.t. Cal′cine, or Calcine′, to reduce to a calx or chalky powder by the action of heat, to burn to ashes.—v.i. to become a calx or powder by heat.—ns. Cal′cite, native calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime—also called Calcā′reous spar and Calc′spar; Calc′-sin′ter, Calc′-tuff, Tra′vertin, a porous deposit from springs or rivers which in flowing through limestone rocks have become charged with calcium carbonate. [Formed from L. calx, chalk.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Calcium

    A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An earthly light that brightens even the stars.

Editors Contribution

  1. calcium

    A chemical element with a known atomic number and symbol.

    Calcium is essential for living organisms, particularly in cell physiology where movement of the calcium ion into and out of the cytoplasm functions as a signal for many cellular processes.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 10, 2017  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'calcium' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3516

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    Rank popularity for the word 'calcium' in Nouns Frequency: #2611

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calcium in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calcium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of calcium in a Sentence

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    My father had calcium build up in his arteries, it's my DNA.

  2. Jurassic Mudman. Aogan O Hare:

    Soil makes calcium plant-ready. Plants make calcium human-ready.

  3. Kristine Arthur:

    For general muscle aches, food containing magnesium or calcium may help ease soreness.

  4. Cynthia Sass:

    Vitamin D helps absorb calcium from the GI tract into the blood and helps maintain a normal calcium level in the blood.

  5. Christopher Calapai:

    Drinking wipes out your B vitamins, it consists of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and glutathione — great antioxidants and great for your brain.

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