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ferromagnesian

[ fer-oh-mag-nee-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌfɛr oʊ mægˈni ʒən, -ʃən /
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adjective Mineralogy.
(of minerals and rocks) containing iron and magnesium.
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Origin of ferromagnesian

First recorded in 1900–05; ferro- + magnesi(um) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for ferromagnesian

ferromagnesian
/ (ˌfɛrəʊmæɡˈniːʒən) /

adjective
(of minerals such as biotite) containing a high proportion of iron and magnesium
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Scientific definitions for ferromagnesian

ferromagnesian
[ fĕr′ō-măg-nēzhən ]

Containing iron and magnesium. Magnetite and hornblende are ferromagnesian minerals.
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