magnesium carbonate

  1. a white powder, MgCO3, insoluble in water and alcohol, soluble in acids, used in dentifrices and cosmetics, in medicine as an antacid, and as a refractory material.

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  • When ordinary methods do not suffice, it can usually be cleared by shaking up with a little magnesium carbonate and filtering.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • Magnesium is an element, and is found in magnesium carbonate, a compound that is effective in correcting soil acidity.

  • In one form the jelly is impregnated with needles of magnesium carbonate (Schaudinn), but these are absent in the other form.

  • Limestone containing smaller amounts of magnesium carbonate is known as dolomitic limestone.

  • Like calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate is insoluble in water, though easily dissolved by acids.