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Definitions for magnesium
mægˈni zi əm, -ʒəm, -ʃi əmmag·ne·sium

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. magnesium, Mg, atomic number 12noun

    a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)

Wiktionary

  1. magnesiumnoun

    A light, flammable, silvery metal, and a chemical element (symbol Mg) with an atomic number of 12.

  2. Etymology: From magnesium, from.

Wikipedia

  1. Magnesium

    Magnesium is a chemical element with the symbol Mg and atomic number 12. It is a shiny gray metal having a low density, low melting point and high chemical reactivity. Like the other alkaline earth metals (group 2 of the periodic table) it occurs naturally only in combination with other elements and it almost always has an oxidation state of +2. It reacts readily with air to form a thin passivation coating of magnesium oxide that inhibits further corrosion of the metal. The free metal burns with a brilliant-white light. The metal is obtained mainly by electrolysis of magnesium salts obtained from brine. It is less dense than aluminium and is used primarily as a component in strong and lightweight alloys that contain aluminium. In the cosmos, magnesium is produced in large, aging stars by the sequential addition of three helium nuclei to a carbon nucleus. When such stars explode as supernovas, much of the magnesium is expelled into the interstellar medium where it may recycle into new star systems. Magnesium is the eighth most abundant element in the Earth's crust and the fourth most common element in the Earth (after iron, oxygen and silicon), making up 13% of the planet's mass and a large fraction of the planet's mantle. It is the third most abundant element dissolved in seawater, after sodium and chlorine.This element is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body and is essential to all cells and some 300 enzymes. Magnesium ions interact with polyphosphate compounds such as ATP, DNA, and RNA. Hundreds of enzymes require magnesium ions to function. Magnesium compounds are used medicinally as common laxatives, antacids (e.g., milk of magnesia), and to stabilize abnormal nerve excitation or blood vessel spasm in such conditions as eclampsia.

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  1. magnesium

    Magnesium is a chemical element with the symbol Mg and atomic number 12. It is a shiny grey solid which bears a close physical resemblance to the other five elements in the second column of the periodic table. Magnesium is the ninth most abundant element in the universe and the eighth most abundant element in the Earth's crust. It is essential for all cells and over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Magnesium ions interact with polyphosphate compounds such as ATP, DNA and RNA and play a crucial role in all living organisms where they are involved in both the synthesis and the breakdown of such compounds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magnesiumnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [NL. & F. See Magnesia.]

Wikidata

  1. Magnesium

    Magnesium is a chemical element with the symbol Mg and atomic number 12. Its common oxidation number is +2. It is an alkaline earth metal and the eighth most abundant element in the Earth's crust and ninth in the known universe as a whole. Magnesium is the fourth most common element in the Earth as a whole, making up 13% of the planet's mass and a large fraction of the planet's mantle. The relative abundance of magnesium is related to the fact that it easily builds up in supernova stars from a sequential addition of three helium nuclei to carbon. Due to magnesium ion's high solubility in water, it is the third most abundant element dissolved in seawater. The free element is not found naturally on Earth, as it is highly reactive. The free metal burns with a characteristic brilliant white light, making it a useful ingredient in flares. The metal is now mainly obtained by electrolysis of magnesium salts obtained from brine. Commercially, the chief use for the metal is as an alloying agent to make aluminium-magnesium alloys, sometimes called magnalium or magnelium. Since magnesium is less dense than aluminium, these alloys are prized for their relative lightness and strength.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magnesium

    mag-nē′shi-um, or -si-um, n. a metal of a bright, silver-white colour, which while burning gives a dazzling white light, and forms magnesia.—n. Magnē′sia, a light white powder, got by burning magnesium, used as a medicine.—adj. Magnē′sian, belonging to, containing, or resembling magnesia.—n. Mag′nesite, native magnesium carbonate.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Magnesium

    A metallic element that has the atomic symbol Mg, atomic number 12, and atomic weight 24.31. It is important for the activity of many enzymes, especially those involved in OXIDATIVE PHOSPHORYLATION.

Editors Contribution

  1. magnesium

    A type of mineral and element.

    Magnesium is one of the most common elements found in the earth's crust and in the universe.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnesium in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnesium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of magnesium in a Sentence

  1. Pina LoGiudice:

    The first thing is definitely magnesium. That will actually help with restless leg syndrome or if you have any low back cramping, calcium is quite wonderful because ... your body will cause more aches and pains because you're trying to build your baby, and so you yourself become deficient. Acupuncture is phenomenal and safe for those low back pains or sciatica or that neck stiffness.

  2. Frank Lipman:

    It will provide your body with hydrating electrolytes in the form of potassium, calcium, and magnesium, we get dehydrated overnight as the body takes care of its detoxification processes, so it's important to hydrate and replenish first thing.

  3. Mayim Bialik:

    One of the annoying things about COVID is that everybody has the things that you're supposed to do, i've got zinc and magnesium and immune stuff, D3, this insane vitamin C that tastes really bad but that means it's good for you.

  4. Jim White:

    Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamin A, vitamin B (including thiamin, riboflavin), vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and protein, they are also high in magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, and copper.

  5. Danine Fruge:

    It's very easy to get enough magnesium. I think the reason so many people are deficient is because a lot of food and drink can make magnesium unavailable to their bodies.

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