Definition of decalcified in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈkalsəˌfīd/


(Of rock or bone) containing a reduced quantity of calcium salts: decalcified chalk
More example sentences
  • The decalcification process did not affect the immunodetection with CD10 since positive reactivity was noted in decalcified bone marrow core biopsies.
  • Fluorides protect against caries by inhibiting mineral loss, promoting remineralisation of decalcified enamel, and reducing formation of plaque acids.
  • He reports ingenious experiments whereby decalcified specimens are monitored as the cell reconstructs the test.



Pronunciation: /ˌdēˌkalsəfəˈkāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • In 5 of the total number of 23 cases with cytoplasmic staining, the immunoreactivity was observed in tissues that underwent decalcification, since they were lesions involving bone.
  • In some cases, decalcification of the specimen was performed in 10% formic acid for 5 to 72 hours.
  • Rarely also, a parathyroid tumour can cause excess of the hormone, resulting in decalcification and cysts in the bones, and kidney problems due to the high concentration of calcium in the filtered blood.


Pronunciation: /-ˌfīər/
Example sentences
  • Processing was accomplished by fixing the whole specimen in 4% formaldehyde for 72 hours and then placing it in a slow-acting decalcifier until optimal demineralization was obtained.
  • The effectiveness of the decalcifier depends considerably on the acid component in the decalcifier.
  • Immunocal is a slow gentle decalcifier that yields excellent results with all types of calcified tissue.

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Syllabification: de·cal·ci·fied

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