What Is the Definition of Magnesia?


The term magnesia is another word for magnesium oxide. It refers to a white hygroscopic solid mineral which is formed from the reaction between magnesium and oxygen. It occurs naturally as Pericles and has an empirical formula of MgO.
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[mag-nee-zhuh, -shuh]
a white, tasteless substance, magnesium oxide, MgO, used in medicine as an antacid and laxative.
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