Body tissue that is calcified has become hard because of the presence of substances called calcium salts.

...calcified tissue.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Calcified — Cal ci*fied (k[a^]l s[i^]*f[imac]d), a. Consisting of, or containing, calcareous matter or lime salts; calcareous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calcified — index ossified Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Calcified — Calcify Cal ci*fy (k[a^]l s[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Calcified} ( f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calcifying}.] [L. calx, calcis, lime + fy.] To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calcified — un·calcified; …   English syllables

  • calcified — adjective a) Hardened from the deposit of calcium salts. b) That which is to become unchanging or inflexible …   Wiktionary

  • calcified — cal·ci·fy || kælsɪfaɪ v. make calcareous; make rigid, make inflexible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcified — adjective harden by deposition of or conversion into calcium carbonate or some other insoluble calcium compounds. → calcify …   English new terms dictionary

  • Calcified granuloma — A calcified granuloma is a granuloma containing calcium deposits. Since it usually takes some time for calcium to be deposited in a granuloma, it is generally assumed that a calcified granuloma is an old granuloma. A granuloma is one of a number… …   Medical dictionary

  • calcified inner lamella — (Class Ostracoda): Calcified part of the inner (medial) lamella of valve margin [Cohen, Peterson, and Maddocks, in press] …   Crustacea glossary

  • calcified cartilage — cartilage containing calcium salts and thus strengthened and hardened. Found in vertebrae and teeth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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