1. [syn: calcium, Ca, atomic number 20]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Calcium \Cal"ci*um\ (k[a^]l"s[i^]*[u^]m), n. [NL., from L. calx,
calcis, lime; cf F. calcium. See Calx.] (Chem.)
An elementary substance; a metal which combined with oxygen
forms lime. It is of a pale yellow color, tenacious, and
malleable. It is a member of the alkaline earth group of
elements. Atomic weight 40. Symbol Ca.
Note: Calcium is widely and abundantly disseminated, as in
its compounds calcium carbonate or limestone, calcium
sulphate or gypsum, calcium fluoride or fluor spar,
calcium phosphate or apatite.
Calcium light, an intense light produced by the
incandescence of a stick or ball of lime in the flame of a
combination of oxygen and hydrogen gases, or of oxygen and
coal gas; -- called also Drummond light and lime
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light;
the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an
important component of most plants and animals [syn:
calcium, Ca, atomic number 20]
The Elements (07Nov00):
Atomic number: 20
Atomic weight: 40.08
Soft grey metallic element belonging to group 2 of the periodic table.
Used a reducing agent in the extraction of thorium, zirconium and
uranium. Essential element for living organisms.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Calcium, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York
Population (2000): 3346
Housing Units (2000): 1134
Land area (2000): 5.586979 sq. miles (14.470208 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.586979 sq. miles (14.470208 sq. km)
FIPS code: 11671
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 44.034761 N, 75.842114 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 13616
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.