magnesium carbonate

noun

Definition of magnesium carbonate

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

Examples of magnesium carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web FrictionLabs's chunky and fine chalks contain purer magnesium carbonate than other chalks. Jacqueline Detwiler-george, Popular Mechanics, 16 Mar. 2021 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, 5 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of magnesium carbonate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesium carbonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesium%20carbonate. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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magnesium carbonate

noun

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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