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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.
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magma

Molten rock that is formed below the surface of the Earth’s.
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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"
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[ˈmægmə] N (magmas or magmata (pl)) [ˈmægmətə]magma m

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mag·ma

n. magma.
1. suspensión de partículas en una cantidad pequeña de agua;
2. sustancia viscosa compuesta de material orgánico.
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