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cal·ci·fy / ˈkalsəˌfī/ • v. (-fies, -fied) [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (calcified) harden by deposition of or conversion into calcium carbonate or some other insoluble calcium compounds: calcified cartilage. DERIVATIVES: cal·cif·ic / kalˈsifik/ adj. cal·ci·fi·ca·tion / ˌkalsəfiˈkāshən/ n.

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