- a changing into lime.
- Physiology. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue.
- Anatomy, Geology. a calcified formation.
- a soil process in which the surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation.
- a hardening or solidifying; rigidity: As the conflict developed, there was an increasing calcification of attitudes on both sides.
- the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
- pathol a tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
- any calcified object or formation
- Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts.calcareous infiltration
- Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
- A calcified substance or part.
- The accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Calcification normally occurs in the formation of bone, but can be deposited abnormally, as in the lungs.
- A structure that has undergone calcification.
- The replacement of organic material, especially original hard material such as bone, with calcium carbonate during the process of fossilization.
- The accumulation of calcium in certain soils, especially soils of cool temperate regions where leaching takes place very slowly.