calcification

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calcification

[‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Any process of soil formation in which the soil colloids are saturated to a high degree with exchangeable calcium, thus rendering them relatively immobile and nearly neutral in reaction.
(physiology)
The deposit of calcareous matter within the tissues of the body.
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Placental calcification. A study of 3,025 singleton and multiple pregnancies.
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"Their use in pregnancy is well studied, and they generally are tolerated, but they may be associated with placental calcifications and low-birth-weight infants."