The definition of calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the human body.
Facts About Calcium
- Calcium is is the fifth most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust, found in the form of a compound or a salt.
- Limestone and granite are forms of calcium carbonate.
- Calcium carbonate is the salt that makes hard water.
- Calcium serves many functions in the body including the construction of bones and teeth.
- Nutritional sources of calcium include: Cow’s milk, cheese, kelp, beans, oranges and broccoli
- An example of calcium is the mineral found in dairy products.
- An example of calcium is chalk which is made of calcium carbonate.
Origin of calciumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin calx (gen. calcis), lime ; from or akin to Classical Greek chalix, pebble + -ium: so named (1808) by Sir Humphry Davy
Origin of calciumLatin calx, calc-, lime; see calx + –ium.
(countable and uncountable, plural calciums) (Symbol: Ca)