Definitions for magmaˈmæg mə; -mə tə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mag•maˈmæg mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta
molten material beneath or within the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed.
a mixture or suspension of mineral or organic matter.
Origin of magma:
1400–50; < L < Gk mágma salve
molten rock in the earth's crust
The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
A basic algebraic structure consisting of a set equipped with a single binary operation.
Origin: From μάγμα.
any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste
a thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol
a salve or confection of thick consistency
the molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc
the glassy base of an eruptive rock
the amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry