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.

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Cal"car, n.; L. pl. Calcaria (#). [L., a pur, 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.

2. Zool.

A slender bony process from the ankle joint of bats, which helps to support the posterior part of the web, in flight.

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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