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Pronunciation: kal′ser-jē

Definition: Local calcification of soft tissue occurring at the site of injection of certain chemical compounds, such as lead acetate or cerium chloride; hydroxyapatite deposits are found in the calcified areas.

[L. calx, chalk, calcium, + G. ergon, work, production]

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