One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of rock or bone) containing a reduced quantity of calcium salts.‘decalcified chalk’
- ‘The figure of one million years and greater is derived from the fossilised fauna found side by side with the burnt antelope bones in the same layer of decalcified sand.’
- ‘He reports ingenious experiments whereby decalcified specimens are monitored as the cell reconstructs the test.’
- ‘The decalcification process did not affect the immunodetection with CD10 since positive reactivity was noted in decalcified bone marrow core biopsies.’
- ‘Fluorides protect against caries by inhibiting mineral loss, promoting remineralisation of decalcified enamel, and reducing formation of plaque acids.’
- ‘This marker stains follicle mantle cells in routinely fixed and decalcified paraffin-embedded tissues.’
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