Definition of Magnesium oxide

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

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

Definition of Magnesium oxide

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A white powder (MgO) with a high melting point; it occurs naturally as periclase, an ore of magnesium. ¹

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Medical Definition of Magnesium oxide

1. Magnesium oxide (mgo). An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses. Pharmacological action: antacids, cathartic. Chemical name: Magnesium oxide (MgO) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magnesium Oxide

magnesium bacteriopheophytinate
magnesium benzoate
magnesium bicarbonate
magnesium carbonate
magnesium chelatase
magnesium chloride
magnesium citrate
magnesium compounds
magnesium deficiency
magnesium excess
magnesium hydroxide
magnesium lactate
magnesium lamp
magnesium light
magnesium nitride
magnesium oxide (current term)
magnesium peroxide
magnesium phytinates
magnesium protoporphyrin monomethyl ester oxidative cyclase
magnesium ribbon
magnesium salicylate
magnesium silicate
magnesium silicates
magnesium stearate
magnesium sulfate
magnesium sulfates
magnesium sulfide
magnesium sulphate
magnesium sulphide
magnesium trisilicate

Literary usage of Magnesium oxide

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1. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"magnesium oxide is almost insoluble in water; insoluble in alcohol; ... A solution of magnesium oxide in diluted hydrochloric acid, ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"The "totals" for magnesium oxide were redissolved by hydrochloric acid in ... The "filtrates" for magnesium oxide and chlorine were analyzed in the same ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Digest the residue, composed of the excess of mercuric oxide, the precipitated magnesium oxide, and the alkali chlorides, with a small amount of hot water, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"In a similar manner, but with more difficulty, minute transparent cubes of magnesium oxide may be prepared from the amorphous substance. ..."

5. Treatise on General and Industrial Inorganic Chemistry by Ettore Molinari (1912)
"The basicity of magnesium oxide constitutes a link with the alkaline earth metals which have just been described. The metals of this group, however. do not ..."

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