magnox

/ (ˈmæɡnɒks) /

noun

an alloy consisting mostly of magnesium with small amounts of aluminium and other metals, used in fuel elements of nuclear reactors

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Word Origin for magnox

C20: from mag (nesium) n (o) ox (idation)
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