Definition of Magnesite

1. Noun. A white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium.

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

Definition of Magnesite

1. n. Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.

Definition of Magnesite

1. Noun. (minerology) A form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, occurring as dolomite (with calcite) but rarely found in the pure state. ¹

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Definition of Magnesite

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Medical Definition of Magnesite

1. Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals. Origin: Cf. F. Magnesite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnesite

magnesiothermic reduction
magnesite (current term)
magnesium-bicarbonate ATPase
magnesium-protoporphyrin methyltransferase
magnesium alloy
magnesium aluminum silicate
magnesium bacteriopheophytinate
magnesium benzoate
magnesium bicarbonate
magnesium carbonate
magnesium chelatase

Literary usage of Magnesite

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1. The Mineral Industry (1914)
"magnesite BY EDWARD K. JUDD Small deposits of magnesite, having only a ... Roughly, 95 per cent, of the magnesite consumed in the United States is imported, ..."

2. Cements, Limes, and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture, and Properties by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1922)
"When calcined, magnesite falls into powder and is apt to choke the lower or cooler portion of the kiln, preventing the access of air and ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1920)
"One of these was magnesite, or the carbonate of magnesium as it occurs in nature. This mineral crystallizes in the rhombohedral form, has a specific ..."

4. Political and Commercial Geology and the World's Mineral Resources by Josiah Edward Spurr (1920)
"CHAPTER XXI magnesite BY RW STONE USES OF magnesite magnesite and its ... For this purpose dead-burned magnesite is used in the form of brick or of grains. ..."

5. Records (1918)
"Manganese, Chrome Ore, magnesite, Iron Orte, Mica, Copper, Asbestos and Corundum. ... Notes on Manganese, Chrome Ore, magnesite, Mica, Asbestos, Antimony, ..."

6. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"Almost if not quite invariably the magnesite is 'associated with serpentine. ... This, however, is only a small part of the magnesite used in this country. ..."

7. Liquid Steel: Its Manufacture and Cost by David Carnegie, Sidney C. Gladwyn (1913)
"magnesite bricks are always made from the burnt magnesite. As the material is mined, it is broken into lumps and sorted, to remove, as far as possible, ..."

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