calcium

calcium

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of calcium in English

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English

Etymology

A New Latin word derived by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808, from Latin calx (lime, limestone) because it occurs in limestone.

Pronunciation

  • (US) enPR: kăl′sē-əm, IPA(key): /ˈkælsi.əm/

Noun

calcium (countable and uncountable, plural calciums) (Symbol: Ca)

  1. 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.
  2. (countable) An atom of this element.

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See also

  • chalk
  • lime
  • limestone

Danish

Alternative forms

  • kalcium

Noun

calcium

  1. calcium

Declension


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

calcium n (uncountable)

  1. calcium

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kal.sjɔm/

Noun

calcium m (uncountable)

  1. calcium

Related terms

  • calcaire
  • calcifier
  • calcique

Descendants

  • Lingala: kalisu

Further reading

  • “calcium” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingua

Noun

calcium (uncountable)

  1. calcium

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkal.ki.um/, [ˈkaɫ.ki.ũ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈkal.t͡ʃi.um/

Etymology 1

Form of calx.

Noun

calcium

  1. genitive plural of calx

Etymology 2

Derived from calx, calcis (chalk) +‎ -ium (chemical element suffix).

Noun

calcium n (genitive calciī); second declension

  1. (New Latin) calcium

Inflection

Second declension.

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