"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.

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Position in dictionary: 14012 of 111710 words.
Word Type: 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

English Dictionary Definition of calcite

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