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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Bearing or producing or containing a bivalent alkaline earth element.

Usage examples (8)
  • Does this increase the number of silicaceous diatoms which can outcompete the calciferous types, thereby reducing the biological pull-down?
  • As I understand it, increasing acidification of the oceans is destroying lifeforms whose shells are calciferous; crustaceans and the like, in other words.
  • First, they were creeping molds that slithered forth from the ocean onto land...and then they stood upright, supporting their globby substance by means of calciferous...
  • In the warm, clear, nutritious waters that surrounded the shores, coral polyps began to Sourish, and slowly they left behind them as they died their tiny calciferous... for more
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