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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 ___.