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magma

noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

: hot liquid rock below the surface of the Earth

Full Definition of MAGMA

1
archaic :  dregs, sediment
2
:  a thin pasty suspension (as of a precipitate in water)
3
:  molten rock material within the earth from which igneous rock results by cooling
mag·mat·ic \mag-ˈma-tik\ adjective
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Origin of MAGMA

Middle English, from Latin magmat-, magma, from Greek, thick unguent, from massein to knead — more at mingle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale
MAGMATIC Defined for Kids

magma

noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

Definition of MAGMA for Kids

:  molten rock within the earth
Medical Dictionary

magma

noun mag·ma \ˈmag-mə\

Medical Definition of MAGMA

1
:  a crude mixture of mineral or organic matter in the state of a thin paste
2
:  a suspension of a large amount of precipitated material (as in milk of magnesia) in a small volume of a watery vehicle

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