< /ˈkæl siz/.
- the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned.
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noun plural calxes or calces (ˈkælsiːz)
- the powdery metallic oxide formed when an ore or mineral is roasted
- another name for calcium oxide
- anatomy the heel
n. pl. calx•es
- The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
- The posterior rounded extremity of the foot; the heel.