Meaning of “calcium” in the English Dictionary

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"calcium" in British English

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calciumnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæl.si.əm/ us /ˈkæl.si.əm/

Examples from literature

  • A surplus of calcium brings on senility, as noted above. 
  • Besides these four elements, living organisms commonly contain sulphur, phosphorus, chlorine, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron. 
  • Calcium and chlorine are rarer than on earth, sodium is somewhat commoner. 
  • Lime also adds another plant food called calcium. 
  • Normal blood albumen is essentially a compound of calcium and sodium into which iron and sulphur both enter. 

(Definition of “calcium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"calcium" in American English

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calciumnoun [ U ]

us /ˈkæl·si·əm/

(Definition of “calcium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)