"calcite" Definition


  1. n. Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble. Called also calc-spar and calcareous spar.

Dictionary Stats for "calcite"

Position in dictionary: 14012 of 111710 words.
Word Types: n.,
Words that start with calcite: 1
Words that end with calcite: 4
Words that contain calcite: 4
Next words in dictionary: calcitrant, calcitrate, calcitration, calcium, calcivorous
Previous words in dictionary: calcispongiae, calcining, calciner, calcine, calcinatory

Definition of calcite

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