magma

(redirected from Magmatism)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

mag·ma

 (măg′mə)
n. pl. mag·ma·ta (-mä′tə) or mag·mas
1. Geology The molten rock material under the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed by cooling.
2. Pharmacology A suspension of particles in a liquid, such as milk of magnesia.
3. A mixture of finely divided solids with enough liquid to produce a pasty mass.
4. Archaic The residue of fruits after the juice has been expressed; pomace.

[Middle English, sediment, dregs, from Latin, from Greek, unguent, from massein, mag-, to knead; see mag- in Indo-European roots.]

mag·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

magma

(ˈmæɡmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (General Physics) a paste or suspension consisting of a finely divided solid dispersed in a liquid
2. (Geological Science) hot molten rock, usually formed in the earth's upper mantle, some of which finds its way into the crust and onto the earth's surface, where it solidifies to form igneous rock
[C15, from Latin: dregs (of an ointment), from Greek: salve made by kneading, from massein to knead]
magmatic adj
ˈmagmatism n

mag•ma

(ˈmæg mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. molten material beneath or within the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed.
2. a mixture or suspension of mineral or organic matter.
[1400–50; < Latin < Greek mágma salve]
mag•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.

mag·ma

(măg′mə)
The molten rock material that originates under the Earth's crust and forms igneous rock when it has cooled. When magma cools and solidifies beneath the Earth's surface, it forms what are known as intrusive rocks. When it reaches the Earth's surface, it flows out as lava and forms extrusive (or volcanic) rocks.

magma

a pharmaceutical preparation in which precipitated matter is suspended in a watery substance. See also geology. — magmatic, adj.
See also: Drugs

magma

Molten rock that is formed below the surface of the Earth’s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magma - molten rock in the earth's crustmagma - molten rock in the earth's crust  
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
Translations
magma
magma
magma
laava
lava
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma
magma

magma

[ˈmægmə] N (magmas or magmata (pl)) [ˈmægmətə]magma m

magma

n (Geol) → Magma nt

magma

[ˈmægmə] nmagma m

mag·ma

n. magma.
1. suspensión de partículas en una cantidad pequeña de agua;
2. sustancia viscosa compuesta de material orgánico.
References in periodicals archive ?
However in almost all models, Magmatism is treated as a by-product and is excluded from the dynamics.
The Tectonic Setting and Origin of Cretaceous Batholiths Within the North American Cordillera: The Case for Slab Failure Magmatism and Its Significance for Crustal Growth
But those rock regions persist much longer than a mass extinction event, so a specific period of magmatism "must be responsible for driving deleterious environmental effects.
Subsequent Acadian tectonism and magmatism in southwestern New Brunswick is attributable to accretionary events associated with closure of the Acadian Seaway by northwest-directed subduction beneath the Kingston arc-Mascarene backarc system and its St.
No cross-cutting relations have been observed between the mafic and rhyolite dykes, but they may be a product of bimodal magmatism as in the Kharsar hillock in northern Nagar Parkar (Jan et al.
The oxygen isotopic composition of water in equilibrium with emerald coupled with the hydrogen isotopic composition of water in the emerald channels fit with the isotopic water values defined for S-type granitic magmatism.
1993), implying crustal thinning and associated, shallow-rooted magmatism during the Late Miocene, when the main phase of volcanism occurred (Ancochea et al.