| Share
 

Dictionary


cal'cium car'bide




a grayish-black, lumpy, crystalline powder, CaC2, usually derived from coke or anthracite by reaction with limestone or quicklime: used chiefly for the generation of acetylene, which it yields upon decomposing in water. Also called carbide.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

calcium blockercalcium carbonate
See also:

 

Related Content