# Calcification vs. Calculus — What's the Difference?

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#### Calcification

Calcification is the accumulation of calcium salts in a body tissue. It normally occurs in the formation of bone, but calcium can be deposited abnormally in soft tissue, causing it to harden.
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#### Calculus

Calculus, originally called infinitesimal calculus or "the calculus of infinitesimals", is the mathematical study of continuous change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of generalizations of arithmetic operations. It has two major branches, differential calculus and integral calculus; the former concerns instantaneous rates of change, and the slopes of curves, while integral calculus concerns accumulation of quantities, and areas under or between curves.
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#### Calcification

Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts, as with calcium carbonate.
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#### Calculus

(Medicine) An abnormal concretion in the body, usually formed of mineral salts and found in the gallbladder, kidney, or urinary bladder, for example.
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#### Calcification

Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
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#### Calculus

(Dentistry) See tartar.
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#### Calcification

A calcified substance or part.
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#### Calculus

The branch of mathematics that deals with limits and the differentiation and integration of functions of one or more variables.
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#### Calcification

An inflexible, unchanging state
Calcification of negotiations.
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#### Calculus

A method of analysis or calculation using a special symbolic notation.
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#### Calcification

The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.
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#### Calculus

The combined mathematics of differential calculus and integral calculus.
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#### Calcification

The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; - normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.
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#### Calculus

A system or method of calculation
"[a] dazzling grasp of the nation's byzantine budget calculus" (David M. Alpern).
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#### Calcification

A process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
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#### Calculus

Calculation; computation.
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#### Calcification

Tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
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#### Calculus

Any formal system in which symbolic expressions are manipulated according to fixed rules.
Lambda calculus
Predicate calculus
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#### Calcification

An inflexible and unchanging state;
The calcification of negotiations
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#### Calculus

Differential calculus and integral calculus considered as a single subject; analysis.
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#### Calculus

A stony concretion that forms in a bodily organ.
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#### Calculus

Deposits of calcium phosphate salts on teeth.
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#### Calculus

(countable) A decision-making method, especially one appropriate for a specialised realm.
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#### Calculus

Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc.
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#### Calculus

A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation.
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#### Calculus

A hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body;
Renal calculi can be very painful
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#### Calculus

An incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
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#### Calculus

The branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
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