magnesium oxide

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magnesium oxide

n.
A white powdery compound, MgO, having a high melting point (2,800°C), used in high-temperature refractories, electrical insulation, food packaging, antacids, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Also called magnesia.

magnesium oxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white tasteless substance occurring naturally as periclase: used as an antacid and laxative and in refractory materials, such as crucibles and fire bricks. Formula: MgO. Also called: magnesia

mag•ne•sia

(mægˈni ʒə, -ʃə)

n.
a white tasteless substance, magnesium oxide, MgO, used in medicine as an antacid and laxative. Compare milk of magnesia.
[< New Latin]
mag•ne′sian, adj.
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Noun1.magnesium oxide - a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclasemagnesium oxide - a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
atomic number 12, magnesium, Mg - a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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To this day pills are made behind its tall prcscription desk--pills rolled out on its own pill-tile, divided with a spatula, rolled with the finger and thumb, dusted with calcined magnesia and delivered in little round pasteboard pill-boxes.
The magnesite ore can be used in three main forms: (1) crude magnesite, primarily for use in chemicals, pharmaceutical industry as an anti- acid, agriculture, lime, in paper and sugar industries (2) dead- burned magnesia, a durable refractory for use in cement, pharmaceutical industry, glass, steel and which is used in metallurgical industries (3) caustic calcined magnesia, for use in making oxychloride and oxysulphade cements and various environmental and chemical applications [15].
MGX also plans to make representative samples of caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) and dead-burned magnesia (DBM) available to potential customers for further evaluation.