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"Calx" is also sometimes used in older texts on artist's techniques to mean calcium oxide.
Calx is Latin for chalk or limestone, from the Greek χάλιξ (khaliks, “pebble”). It is not to be confused with the Latin homonym meaning heelbone (or calcaneus in modern medical Latin), which has an entirely separate derivation.
In popular culture
- UK Electronic music artist Aphex Twin (Richard David James) named four of his tracks after differently coloured calxes (green, yellow, blue and red).
- Oxford Pocket Dictionary. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2008.
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