calcigenous definition

  • adjective:
    • That forms a calx whenever oxidized
    • Tending to develop, or even come to be, a calx or earthlike compound on becoming oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc.
    • That forms a calx when oxidized
    • maintaining develop, or even be, a calx or earthlike material on being oxidized or burned; as magnesium, calcium. etc.
  • others:
    • In chem., developing lime or calx: applied to the typical metals, which with air form a calx or earth-like compound.
    • In chem., forming lime or calx: put on the common metals, which with oxygen form a calx or earth-like compound.
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