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cal'cium car'bonate




a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, tasteless powder, CaCO3, occurring in nature in various forms, as calcite, chalk, and limestone: used chiefly in dentifrices and polishes and in the manufacture of lime and cement.

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calcium carbidecalcium chloride
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