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magnesite

[mag-nuh-sahyt] /ˈmæg nəˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO 3 , having a characteristic conchoidal fracture and usually occurring in white masses.
Origin of magnesite
1805-1815
1805-15; magnes(ia) + -ite1; compare French magnésite
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  • The carbonate that is produced, magnesite, is a commercial product one could look up.
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  • magnesite and other carbonates are common accessories.
  • Privatization efforts were continuing in the magnesite and refractories industries.
British Dictionary definitions for magnesite

magnesite

/ˈmæɡnɪˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a white, colourless, or lightly tinted mineral consisting of naturally occurring magnesium carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form: a source of magnesium and also used in the manufacture of refractory bricks. Formula: MgCO3
Word Origin
C19: from magnesium + -ite1
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