magnesium carbonate


Definition of magnesium carbonate

: a carbonate of magnesium especially : a white crystalline salt MgCO3 that occurs naturally as dolomite and magnesite

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Recent Examples on the Web As a type of metamorphic rock that’s generally not foliated (AKA not comprised of layers of stone), quality marble is often made of either calcium carbonate or magnesium carbonate. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Having a Marble Countertop," 5 Feb. 2019

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesium carbonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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Medical Definition of magnesium carbonate

: a carbonate of magnesium especially : the very white crystalline normal salt MgCO3 that occurs naturally, is prepared artificially by precipitation, and is used chiefly in paint and printing ink, as a filler, as an addition to table salt to prevent caking, and in medicine as an antacid and laxative

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