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mag·ne·si·um

 (măg-nē′zē-əm, -zhəm)
n. Symbol Mg
A light, silvery-white, moderately hard metallic element that in ribbon or powder form burns with a brilliant white flame. Obtained chiefly from magnesite, dolomite, and bodies of salt water, it is used in structural alloys, pyrotechnics, flash photography, and incendiary bombs. Atomic number 12; atomic weight 24.305; melting point 650°C; boiling point 1,090°C; specific gravity 1.738 (at 20°C); valence 2. See Periodic Table.

[From magnesia.]

magnesium

(mæɡˈniːzɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a light silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline earth series that burns with an intense white flame, occurring principally in magnesite, dolomite, and carnallite: used in light structural alloys, flashbulbs, flares, and fireworks. Symbol: Mg; atomic no: 12; atomic wt: 24.3050; valency: 2; relative density: 1.738; melting pt: 650°C; boiling pt: 1090°C
[C19: New Latin, from magnesia]

mag•ne•si•um

(mægˈni zi əm, -ʒəm, -ʃi əm)

n.
a light, ductile, silver-white metallic element that burns with a dazzling light, used in alloys, fireworks, and flashbulbs. Symbol: Mg; at. wt.: 24.312; at. no.: 12; sp. gr.: 1.74 at 20°C.
[1800–10; < New Latin; see magnesia, -ium2]

mag·ne·si·um

(măg-nē′zē-əm)
Symbol Mg A lightweight, moderately hard, silvery-white metallic element that is an alkaline-earth metal and burns with an intense white flame. It is an essential component of chlorophyll and is used in lightweight alloys, flash photography, and fireworks. Atomic number 12. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magnesium - a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic elementmagnesium - 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)
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
carnallite - a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium
bitter spar, dolomite - a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer
magnesite - a white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium
olivine - a mineral consisting of magnesium iron silicate; a source of magnesium
magnesia, magnesium oxide, periclase - a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium
spinel - a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum; occurs in various colors that are used as gemstones
Translations
magnesium
مغنسيوممغنيسيوم
магнезий
magnesi
hořčíkmagnézium
magnesium
magnezio
magneesium
منیزیم
magnesium
מגנזיום
मैग्नेशियम
magnezij
magnézium
magnesium
magnesínmagnesíum
マグネシウム
마그네슘
magnesium
magnis
magnijs
മഗ്നീഷ്യം
magneziu
horčíkmagnézium
magnezij
magneziumмагнезијум
magnesium
magnesi
แมกนีเซียม
магній
magiê

magnesium

[mægˈniːzɪəm]
A. Nmagnesio m
B. CPD magnesium sulphate Nsulfato m magnésico

magnesium

[mægˈniːziəm] nmagnésium m

magnesium

nMagnesium nt

magnesium

[mægˈniːzɪəm] nmagnesio

magnesium

(mӕgˈniːziəm) noun
a silver-white metallic element that burns with a bright, white light.

mag·ne·si·um

n. magnesio;
___ chloridecloruro de ___;
___ sulfatesulfato de ___,
cloruro de lactosa.

magnesium

n magnesio; — sulfate sulfato de magnesio
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.
It was simply a magnesium light, which had been fired by the mechanism within the box and carried up to the kite.
This gallery was all of aluminium magnesium alloy, the tight front of the air-ship swelled cliff-like above and below, and the black eagle sprawled overwhelmingly gigantic, its extremities all hidden by the bulge of the gas-bag.
We sent for you," he said, "because we are looking for two men who lit the magnesium light which directed the Zeppelin last night to this locality.
This, apparently," Thomson said, "is the man who lit the magnesium light which showed the Zeppelin where to throw her bombs.
In both countries the salt-lakes occupy shallow depressions in the plains; in both the mud on the borders is black and fetid; beneath the crust of common salt, sulphate of soda or of magnesium occurs, imperfectly crystallized; and in both, the muddy sand is mixed with lentils of gypsum.
Lloyd's discovery of the "death bacillus" of the sea toad, and his experiments on it with potassium cyanide, sent his name and that of his university ringing round the world; nor was Paul a whit behind when he succeeded in producing laboratory colloids exhibiting amoeba-like activities, and when he cast new light upon the processes of fertilization through his startling experiments with simple sodium chlorides and magnesium solutions on low forms of marine life.
Oral magnesium supplements decrease high blood pressure (SBP>155 mmHg) in hypertensive subjects on anti-hypertensive medications: a targeted meta-analysis.
David Thornton, technical manager of Reumenco livestock feeds, said: "We can't yet be sure how much of an effect the tremendously wet winter has had on soil mineral levels, but we do know that magnesium defi-ciency is always a significant threat at turnout.
And I'm going to show you how much calcium and magnesium you should take each day.
Magnesium is widely distributed in plants and animal foods.
The adult Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for magnesium is 350 mg per day for men and 280 mg for women.