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Definition of Magnesium
MagnesiumMagnesium Mag*ne"si*um, n. [NL. & F. See Magnesia.] (Chem.)
A light silver-white metallic element, malleable and ductile,
quite permanent in dry air but tarnishing in moist air. It
burns, forming (the oxide) magnesia, with the production of a
blinding light (the so-called magnesium light) which is used
in signaling, in pyrotechny, or in photography where a strong
actinic illuminant is required. Its compounds occur
abundantly, as in dolomite, talc, meerschaum, etc. Symbol Mg.
Atomic weight, 24.4. Specific gravity, 1.75.
Magnesium sulphate. (Chem.) Same as Epsom salts.
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