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caladium any of various American tropical plants of the arum family that are grown for their colorful variegated leaves.
calamari squid after it has been cooked, esp. as an Italian dish.
calamine a white or pinkish powder of zinc oxide and a trace of ferric oxide, used in skin lotions.
calamitous causing or involving great loss and misery; disastrous.
calamity an event causing extreme harm, suffering, or destruction; disaster. [2 definitions]
calamondin a small citrus tree that grows in the Philippines. [2 definitions]
calamus a wild iris known as the sweet flag, or its aromatic root. [3 definitions]
calash a carriage with two low wheels, a seat for two people under a top that folds down, and a front seat for a driver. [2 definitions]
calcaneus the large tarsal bone that forms the human heel. [2 definitions]
calcareous of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate; chalky.
calces a plural form of calx.
calci- calcium.
calciferol a form of vitamin D.
calciferous in chemistry, composed of, containing, or forming calcium, esp. calcium carbonate.
calcification the process of becoming calcified. [3 definitions]
calcify in physiology, to make or become bony or hard by the deposit of calcium salts. [2 definitions]
calcimine a white or light-colored wash containing zinc oxide, used to cover walls and ceilings. [2 definitions]
calcine to heat or become heated so as to oxidize, remove moisture, or reduce to a loose, ashy state, but not so as to melt; reduce to calx.
calcite a common, soft mineral that occurs in chalk, marble, and limestone and is composed of calcium carbonate.
calcitonin a polypeptide hormone secreted by the thyroid that lowers blood calcium.
calcium a chemical element of the alkaline-earth group that has twenty protons in each nucleus and occurs widely in nature, but only in compounds such as calcite or limestone. (symbol: Ca) [2 definitions]