magnesia


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mag·ne·sia

 (măg-nē′zhə)
[Short for New Latin magnēsia alba, literally, white magnesia : Medieval Latin magnēsia, mineral ingredient in the philosopher's stone (from Greek magnēsiā, a kind of ore, talc or a talclike substance, after Magnēsiē, a region of Thessaly where it was found, from Magnēs, an inhabitant of Thessalian Magnesia) + Latin alba, feminine of albus, white.]

mag·ne′sian adj.

magnesia

(mæɡˈniːʃə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for magnesium oxide
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Greek Magnēsia, of Magnēs ancient mineral-rich region]
magˈnesian, magnesic, magˈnesial adj

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.

mag·ne·sia

(măg-nē′zhə)
A white powder, MgO, used in heat-resistant materials because of its very high melting point. It is also used in medicine as an antacid or laxative.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnesia - a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclasemagnesia - 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
Translations

magnesia

[mægˈniːʃə] Nmagnesia f

magnesia

nMagnesia f

magnesia

[mægˈniːʃə] nmagnesia

mag·ne·si·a

n. magnesia, óxido de magnesio;
milk of ___leche de ___.
References in classic literature ?
of chloride of sodium; then, in a smaller quantity, chlorides of magnesium and of potassium, bromide of magnesium, sulphate of magnesia, sulphate and carbonate of lime.
from the Argo) to look for water and was left behind in Magnesia near the place called Aphetae because of his desertion there.
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.
Tenders are invited for Sea Water Magnesia, High Quality Sintered Magnesia & Fused Magnesia
The Magnesia Bank in North Shields is back on the market after a "change in direction" by Jarrow Brewery, which has just massively expanded its beermaking business.
LANDMARK Tyneside pub the Magnesia Bank has come back on to the market with specialist property adviser Christie and Co.
World magnesia trade and consumption patterns are heading into new territory.
The spectacular growth of Iran's steel industry is likely to provide a beacon for refractory mineral suppliers to the country, and in particular dead burned magnesia imports owing to the country's limited domestic sources of magnesite.
Researchers had to tackle many challenges in order to produce magnesium from magnesia due to its relatively high equilibrium temperature, reversibility of the reaction, and the production of micro-structured and flammable products.
We've heard that milk of magnesia is an effective and economical underarm deodorant.
Milk of Magnesia ' 1/5 and 2/10 (Treble Sixe) Also' Milk of M;iRncsia ' Tablets 7d, 1,'lid.
The magnesia industry is rarely more than a footnote in treatments of the much larger lime industry of which it is part, says Shand, who is with an Ohio chemical company.