Magnesium meaning

măg-nēzē-əm, -zhəm
Its ions are essential in all living things and it is the second-most plentiful ion in seawater.
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The definition of magnesium is one of the most abundant elements on the face of the Earth.
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Magnesium's atomic symbol is Mg and it is the eighth-most plentiful element in the Earth's crust.
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It is never found naturally in its elemental form on Earth because of its reactivity. It is always found combined with other minerals.
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Over a hundred different minerals hold magnesium. Magnesium silicate is found in talc, which is used commonly in body powders and as lubricants.
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Muscle and nerve function depend upon magnesium, as does heartbeat, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure.
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It gives off a bright light when burned and is used in pyrotechnics such as fireworks, flares, and incendiary bombs.
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An important use of magnesium is preventing corrosion of steel and iron, such as in pipelines and the bottom of ships.

An example of magnesium is a mineral found in dark green vegetables, peas, almonds, whole grains, potatoes and avocados.

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A light, silvery-white, moderately hard metallic element that in ribbon or powder form burns with a brilliant white flame. Obtained chiefly from magnesite and dolomite, it is used in structural alloys, pyrotechnics, flash photography, and incendiary bombs. Atomic number 12; atomic weight 24.305; melting point 650°C; boiling point 1,090°C; specific gravity 1.738 (at 20°C); valence 2.
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A lightweight, silver-white, malleable and ductile, metallic chemical element, one of the alkaline-earth metals, used in making several alloys and, because it burns with a hot, white light, in photographic flashbulbs, incendiary bombs, etc.: symbol, Mg; at. no. 12
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A lightweight, moderately hard, silvery-white metallic element of the alkaline-earth group that burns with an intense white flame. It is an essential component of chlorophyll and is used in lightweight alloys, flash photography, and fireworks. Atomic number 12; atomic weight 24.305; melting point 649°C; boiling point 1,090°C; specific gravity 1.74 (at 20°C); valence 2.
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A light, flammable, silvery metal, and a chemical element (symbol Mg) with an atomic number of 12.
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Origin of magnesium

  • From magnesia

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

  • From New Latin magnÄ“sium, from MagnÄ“sia (“region in Thessaly") +"Ž -ium.

    From Wiktionary