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calcium
Definition

A malleable silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline hearth group; the fifth most abundant element in the earth crust, occurring especially as forms of calcium carbonate. It is an essential constituent of bones and teeth and is used as a deoxidizer in steel.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1111