Magnesia meaning

măg-nēzhə
Magnesium oxide, MgO, a white, tasteless powder, used as a mild laxative and antacid, and as an insulating substance, in firebrick, etc.
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A white powder with a very high melting point. It is used to make heat-resistant materials, electrical insulators, cements, fertilizer, and plastics. It is also used in medicine as an antacid and laxative. Chemical formula: MgO.
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(mineralogy) Magnesium oxide.
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A region that is home to the city of Volos, located in the southwestern tip of Thessaly in north central Greece.
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Hydrated magnesium carbonate, also used as a laxative.
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Origin of magnesia

  • Short for New Latin magnēsia alba literally, white magnesia Medieval Latin magnēsia mineral ingredient in the philosopher's stone (from Greek magnēsiā a kind of ore, talc or a talclike substance) (after Magnēsiē , a region of Thessaly where it was found) (from Magnēs an inhabitant of Thessalian Magnesia) Latin alba feminine of albus white

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English magnesia, from late Latin magnesia, from Ancient Greek μαγνησία, after Μαγνησία, a city name in Thessaly, Lydia, and Asia Minor.

    From Wiktionary