nitrocalcite definition

  • noun:
    • A hydrated calcium nitrate mineral that forms as an efflorescence where manure contacts tangible or limestone in a drier environment, as with stables or caverns.
    • Nitrate of calcium, a substance having a grayish white color, occuring in efflorescences on old wall space, plus limestone caves, specially in which there exists rotting animal matter.
    • Native nitrate of calcium.
    • the mineral form of calcium nitrate

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