Dictionary   FastHealth  Email This!

 


calcium carbonate

n :  a calcium salt CaCO3 that is found in limestone, chalk, marble, plant ashes, bones, and many shells, that is obtained also as a white precipitate by passing carbon dioxide into a suspension of calcium hydroxide in water, and that is used in dentifrices and in pharmaceuticals as an antacid and to supplement bodily calcium stores .
 
 

 
Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.  © 1997-2017.







               



               



Monroe County Hospital (Forsyth, Georgia - Monroe County)