Definition of calciferous in US English:

calciferous

adjective

  • Containing or producing calcium salts, especially calcium carbonate.

    • ‘The sand is cooled by passing the colored calciferous sand over a fluidized bed cooler.’
    • ‘The calcium ions added to waste material by the calciferous glands are important because they enrich the soil which would otherwise be lacking.’
    • ‘Chardonnay vines tend to bud early in the season and prefer calciferous soils that contain marl.’
    • ‘D. agilis, by its possession of five pairs of calciferous glands, falls outside the definition of the genus.’
    • ‘Next above the Potsdam and calciferous sandrocks there appears stretching across the county a narrow belt of the Trenton period.’
    • ‘Thus Murano artisans replaced calciferous sand with quartz sand resulting in objects that were crystal-like in appearance.’
    • ‘The stroma itself was myxomatous with numerous calciferous bodies and occasional ganglion cells in clusters.’
    • ‘The hard corals still had their form in all their previous and glorious variety, but the living element, the part that grows on the calciferous skeleton and holds it all together, was missing.’

Pronunciation

calciferous

/kælˈsɪf(ə)rəs//kalˈsif(ə)rəs/