Magnesia

is the traditional name for magnesium oxide.
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magnesia

1) Industrial material made of magnesium oxide. 2) Describing a mineral that is composed of magnesium oxide.
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Magnesia

• (n.) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium.
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magnesia

<chemistry> A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid laxative. See Magnesium. Magnesia alba [L. ... <medicine> A bulky white amorphous substance, consisting...
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magnesia

(mag-ne´zhә) magnesium oxide. See also milk of magnesia.
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Magnesia

[regional unit] Magnesia (Μαγνησία, Magnisía, IPA), deriving from the tribe name Magnetes, is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Thessaly. Its capital is the city of Volos. About 70% of the population of Magnesia live in the Greater Volos area, which is the second-largest city in Thessaly and the third...
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Magnesia

Mag·ne'si·a noun [ Latin Magnesia , fem. of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Greek h` Magnhsi`a li`qos a magnet. Confer Magnet .] (Chemistry) A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or carbonate,...
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Magnesia

A white, tasteless powder used as a mild laxative and antacid.
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magnesia

Common name for magnesium oxide
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Magnesia

Magnesia (măgnē'zhu) , two ancient cities of Lydia, W Asia Minor (now W Turkey). They were colonies of the Magnetes, a tribe of E Thessaly. One city (Magnesia ad Maeandrum), SE of Smyrna (Izmir), was later colonized by Ionians and given by Artaxerxes I to Themistocles, who died there...
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Magnesia

Magnesia is a white, tasteless earthy substance, possessing alkaline properties, and having a specific gravity of 2.3. It is absorbent, antacid, mildly cathartic, and almost insoluble. It is found native in the state of hydrate and carbonate, and exists as a component part of several minerals. In commerce, pure magnesia is generally distinguished b...
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magnesia

magnesia, common name for the chemical compound magnesium oxide, MgO. It occurs as colorless, cubic crystals. It is refractory, melting at about 2,800°C. It is very slightly soluble in pure water but is soluble in acids and solutions of ammonium salts. The magnesia of commerce is a fine white po...
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Magnesia

Magnesia: Named after a town in present day Turkey where an ore containing magnesium carbonate was mined. Milk of Magnesia, the laxative, is magnesium hydroxide.
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magnesia

magnesium oxide
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Magnesia

Magnesium oxide
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Magnesia

Name of two ancient cities of Asia Minor. One was in Lydia, near Smyrna; the other further south, in Ionia, near Ephesus. Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern Manisa, Turkey), 64 km/40 mi northeast of...
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magnesia

Type: Term Pronunciation: mag-nē′zhă Synonyms: magnesium oxide
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magnesia

white, highly infusible oxide of magnesium (q.v.).
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