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Calx

Calx Meaning & Definition
Calx Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Calx?

[n] a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

Synonyms | Synonyms for Calx: burnt lime | calcined lime | calcium oxide | fluxing lime | lime | quicklime | unslaked lime

Related Terms | Find terms related to Calx: ash | ashes | brand | carbon | charcoal | cinder | clinker | coal | coke | coom | dross | fume | lava | reek | scoria | slag | smoke | smudge | smut | soot | sullage

See Also | atomic number 20 | Ca | calcium | oxide

Calx In Webster's Dictionary

\Calx\, n.; pl. E. {Calxes}, L. {Calces}. [L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. ? gravel. ?, ?, pebble, Skr. ? gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. {Chalk}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder. Note: Metallic calxes are now called oxides. 2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.

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