Then she poured Milk of magnesia into the other glass as a chaser.
Eventually, however, both varieties become converted into clay, their magnesia and potash passing gradually into soluble forms.
It is composed of silica, alumina, carbonate of lime, magnesia and oxide of iron.
MacNeil was using milk of magnesia, which is the hydroxide, for ‘gastric acidity’.
Sulphate of magnesia is found in Kentucky, Indiana, and perhaps other states.
Prepare separately, saturated solutions of sulphate of magnesia (Epsom salts) and carbonate of potash.
The bowels should be freely opened with citrate of magnesia.
It is the magnesia that turns the tissue into perfect, elastic form.
Ephesus, magnesia, and other cities in Asia destroyed by an earthquake.
Apples, lemons and oranges are especially valuable for the potash salts, lime and magnesia they contain.
late 14c., in alchemy, "main ingredient of the philosopher's stone," from Medieval Latin magnesia, from Greek (he) Magnesia (lithos) "the lodestone," literally "(the) Magnesian (stone)," from Magnesia, region in Thessaly, which is said to be named for the native people name Magnetes, which is of unknown origin. The ancient word, in this sense, has evolved into magnet. But in ancient times the same word, magnes, was used of lodestone as well as of a mineral commonly used in bleaching glass (modern pyrolusite, or manganese dioxide).
In Middle Ages there was some attempt to distinguish lodestone as magnes (masc.) and pyrolusite as magnesia (fem.). Meanwhile, in 18c., a white powder (magnesium carbonate) used as a cosmetic and toothpaste was sold in Rome as magnesia alba ("white magnesia"). It was from this, in 1808, that Davy isolated magnesium. He wanted to call it magnium, to stay as far as possible from the confused word magnesia, but the name was adopted in the form magnesium. Meanwhile from 16c. the other name of pyrolusite had been corrupted to manganese, and when, in 1774, a new element was isolated from it, it came to be called manganese.
Magnesia in its main modern sense of "magnesium oxide" (1755) is perhaps an independent formation from Latin magnes carneus "flesh-magnet" (c.1550), so called because it adheres strongly to the lips.
magnesia mag·ne·sia (māg-nē'zhə, -shə)