Calcar

Cal"car

(?), n. [L. calcaria lime kiln, fr. calx, calcis, lime. See Calx.] (Glass manuf.) A kind of oven, or reverberatory furnace, used for the calcination of sand and potash, and converting them into frit. Ure.
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Cal"car

, n.; L.
pl. Calcaria (#).
[L., a spur, as worn on the heel, also the spur of a cock, fr. calx, calcis, the heel.] 1. (Bot.) A hollow tube or spur at the base of a petal or corolla.
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2. (Zol.) A slender bony process from the ankle joint of bats, which helps to support the posterior part of the web, in flight.
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3. (Anat.) (a) A spur, or spurlike prominence. (b) A curved ridge in the floor of the leteral ventricle of the brain; the calcar avis, hippocampus minor, or ergot.
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Cal"ca*rate

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Cal"ca*ra`ted

(?), } a. [LL. calcaratus, fr. L. calcar. See 2d Calcar.]
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1. (Bot.) Having a spur, as the flower of the toadflax and larkspur; spurred. Gray.
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2. (Zol.) Armed with a spur.
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