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Meaning of MAGNESIA

Pronunciation:  mag'neezhu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium

MAGNESIA is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: magnesium oxide, periclase
 See Also: atomic number 12, magnesium, Mg, mineral



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mag*ne"si*a\ (?; 277), n. [L. Magnesia, fem. of
Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. ? ? ? a magnet. Cf.
{Magnet}.] (Chem.)
A light earthy white substance, consisting of magnesium
oxide, and obtained by heating magnesium hydrate or
carbonate, or by burning magnesium. It has a slightly
alkaline reaction, and is used in medicine as a mild antacid
laxative. See {Magnesium}.

{Magnesia alba} [L.] (Med. Chem.), a bulky white amorphous
   substance, consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of
   magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Another term for magnesium hydroxide.