Definition of calcareous in English:
1Containing calcium carbonate; chalky.
- Fritted iron can be used on acid soils, but it isn't suitable for use on alkaline or calcareous soils (with calcium carbonate).
- Because of their ability to secrete calcium carbonate, calcareous red algae have a better Phanerozoic fossil record than many other groups of algal protists.
- The Ph conditions should be ideally calcareous or neutral.
1.1 Ecology (Of vegetation) occurring on chalk or limestone.
- The unit consists of limestone or calcareous mudstone and was deposited in a fully marine environment.
- The Liard Formation is a variably thick succession of calcareous sandstone and arenaceous limestone that was deposited within and adjacent to the Peace River embayment in the Middle Triassic.
- The Blubber Point Member, characterized by impure limestone and calcareous sandstone with minor shale, represents shallow, inner carbonate shelf deposition.
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