magnesite

[ mag-nuh-sahyt ]
/ ˈmæg nəˌsaɪt /
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noun

a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, having a characteristic conchoidal fracture and usually occurring in white masses.

Nearby words

  1. magnanimity,
  2. magnanimous,
  3. magnanimously,
  4. magnate,
  5. magnesia,
  6. magnesium,
  7. magnesium arsenate,
  8. magnesium carbonate,
  9. magnesium hydroxide,
  10. magnesium light

Origin of magnesite

1805–15; magnes(ia) + -ite1; compare French magnésite

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British Dictionary definitions for magnesite

magnesite

/ (ˈmæɡnɪˌsaɪt) /

noun

a white, colourless, or lightly tinted mineral consisting of naturally occurring magnesium carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form: a source of magnesium and also used in the manufacture of refractory bricks. Formula: MgCO 3

Word Origin for magnesite

C19: from magnesium + -ite 1

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