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Encyclopedia > Calcification

Dystrophic calcification is the mineralization of soft tissue without a systemic mineral imbalance. This occurs as a reaction to tissue damage, including as a consequence of medical device implantation. This article is about minerals in the geologic sense; for nutrient minerals see dietary mineral; for the band see Mineral (band). ... In medicine, the term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. ...


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Calcifer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (319 words)
Calcifer is a fire demon from Diana Wynne Jones' novel Howl's Moving Castle.
Calcifer got Howl's heart and a prolonged life, and Howl received full access to all of Calcifer's considerable powers.
When Sophie Hatter comes to Howl's moving castle, Calcifer recognizes that she is under a curse thanks to the Witch of Waste and that Sophie has considerable powers of her own that she is unaware.
Howl's Moving Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (748 words)
Sophie strikes a bargain with Howl's resident fire demon, Calcifer: if Sophie can break the contract Howl and Calcifer have signed, then Calcifer will turn Sophie back into her original form.
Part of the contract, however, stipulates that neither Howl nor Calcifer can disclose the terms of the contract to any third party; Sophie, therefore, has to guess what the contract is. Calcifer is, however, allowed to give hints.
Calcifer makes various hints to Sophie about how to break the contact between Howl and himself.
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