noun, plural mag·mas, mag·ma·ta [mag-muh-tuh]. /ˈmæg mə tə/.
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Origin of magma
OTHER WORDS FROM magmamag·mat·ic [mag-mat-ik], /mægˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivemag·ma·tism, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH magmalava, magma
Example sentences from the Web for magma
A neighboring area called Tharsis bulge—which is home to the solar system’s largest volcano Olympus Mons—became engorged with magma, stretching and ripping the landscape, and eventually caused a massive rift.
One hallmark of many calderas is still-active volcanoes on their rims that tap into the same magma chamber, even long after the caldera itself formed.An enormous supervolcano may be hiding under Alaskan islands|Beth Geiger|December 7, 2020|Science News
When magma was purged from Earth’s interior, rigid rafts formed in the mantle beneath the new crust, shielding it from further destruction.After 1.5 Billion Years in Flux, Here’s How a New, Stronger Crust Set the Stage for Life on Earth|Fabio A Capitanio|December 3, 2020|Singularity Hub
It may be noted also that hypersthene shows a tendency to magmatic alteration, although only rarely.Mount Rainier|Various