Definitions for magnesiteˈmæg nəˌsaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ne•siteˈmæg nəˌsaɪt(n.)

  1. a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, usu. occurring in white masses: a source of magnesium oxide.

    Category: Mineralogy

Origin of magnesite:

< F magnésite (1797); see magnesia , -ite1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnesite(noun)

    a white mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium

Wiktionary

  1. magnesite(Noun)

    A form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO, occurring as dolomite (with calcite) but rarely found in the pure state.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnesite(noun)

    native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals

Freebase

  1. Magnesite

    Magnesite is a mineral with the chemical formula MgCO3. It occupies one end of a solid solution series with siderite, as the iron ion Fe2+ substitutes for the magnesium ion Mg2+. Calcium, manganese, cobalt and nickel may also occur in small amounts.

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