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Definitions of magnesium:

part of speech: noun

A silver- colored metal, forming the base of some valuable salts.

part of speech: noun

A mineral element, symbol Mg, atomic weight 24. 32, of silvery luster, the base of the Alkaline earth magnesia. It burns with an intense white light, very rich in actinic rays, and therefore employed in photography.

Usage examples for magnesium:

  • It is rarely found perfectly pure in nature, but is commonly mixed with other saline materials, such as gypsum and anhydrite, and occasionally with salts of potassium and magnesium "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith
  • Starch or Magnesium Carbonate may be used in a similar way. "One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed", C. A. Bogardus

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