magnesite

[mag-nuh-sahyt]
noun
  1. a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, having a characteristic conchoidal fracture and usually occurring in white masses.

Origin of magnesite

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

noun
  1. 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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