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1. n. [Geology]
[CaCO3]

The crystalline form of calcium carbonate and chief constituent of limestone and chalk. Calcite reacts readily with dilute hydrochloric acid [HCl], so the presence of calcite can be tested by simply placing a drop of acid on a rock specimen.
See: caliche