Definition of Magnesia

1. Noun. A white solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase; a source of magnesium.

Exact synonyms: Magnesium Oxide, Periclase
Terms within: Atomic Number 12, Magnesium, Mg
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Magnesia

1. n. 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.

Definition of Magnesia

1. Proper noun. A region that is home to the city of Volos, located in the southwestern tip of Thessaly in north central Greece. ¹

2. Noun. magnesium oxide ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Magnesia

1. a medicinal compound [n -S] : MAGNESIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Magnesia

1. 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. A bulky white amorphous substance, consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic. Origin: L. Magnesia, fem. Of Magnesius of the country Magnesia, Gr. A magnet. Cf. Magnet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnesia

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magnanery
magnanimities
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magnate
magnates
magnatraction
magnelium
magnes
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magnesia magma
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magnesic
magnesiferous
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magnesioaubertite
magnesiocarpholite
magnesiochloritoid
magnesiochromite
magnesiocoulsonite
magnesiodumortierite
magnesioferrite

Literary usage of Magnesia

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The bill of exceptions further says: "Plaintiff's testimony proved that all calcined magne- [486] »a is a well known medicinal preparation of magnesia, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"M. Guérin has proposed a new plan of preparing the former, which consists in substituting ammonia for potash in the precipitation of the magnesia. ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"The term Magnesia was employed, of old, for any substance ... This is obtained by exposing carbonate of magnesia to a strong heat. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1863)
"On the Action of Nitric And upon Pyrophosphate of Magnesia. ... When pyrophosphate of magnesia was dissolved in ordinary nitric acid, and exposed in an open ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"THE electric lamp recently invented by Nernst, as has been stated in this JOURNAL, consists of a small rod of magnesia which is heated to brilliant ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"THE electric lamp recently invented by Nernst, as has been stated in this JOURNAL, consists of a small rod of magnesia which is heated to brilliant ..."

7. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1844)
"Magnesia 42.8 41.2 Light Magnesia Alba. Heavy Magnesia Alia. ... A specimen of heavy magnesia alba prepared by myself, gave Magnesia 41.2 Carbonic Acid 35.6 ..."

8. The Mining Magazine (1857)
"When using shales containing alumina and magnesia, as in the case of the Yorkshire alum shales, the compound produced as above will consist of sulphate of ..."

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