mag·​ne·​sia | \ mag-ˈnē-shə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) , -zhə\

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magnesian \ mag-​ˈnē-​shən How to pronounce magnesian (audio) , -​zhən \ adjective

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The proportion of magnesia in inlays and window glass from Samarra’s palaces suggests plant ash, rather than natron, as the source of sodium carbonate in the glassmaking process. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Medieval artisans built a glass-walled palace in the desert," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of magnesia

1755, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnesia

New Latin, from magnes carneus, a white earth, literally, flesh magnet

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mag·​ne·​sia | \ mag-ˈnē-shə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) , -ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce magnesia (audio) \

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