decalcify definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to eliminate calcium or calcium substances from (bones or teeth, including).
    • To deprive of calcareous matter; hence, to decalcify bones is to take away the stony part, and leave just the gelatin.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to get rid of calcium or calcium substances.
  • verb:
    • To deprive of calcareous matter.
    • remove calcium or lime from
    • drop calcium or calcium compounds
  • others:
    • To rob of lime, as bones or teeth of these calcareous matter.

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