n. pl. calx·es or cal·ces (kălsēz′)
1. The crumbly residue left after a mineral or metal has been calcined or roasted.
2. See calcium oxide.
[Middle English, from Latin, lime, limestone, pebble, from Greek khalix, pebble.]
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