magnesium

noun
mag·​ne·​sium | \ mag-ˈnē-zē-əm How to pronounce magnesium (audio) , -zhəm \

Definition of magnesium

: a silver-white malleable ductile light metallic element that occurs abundantly in nature and is used in metallurgical and chemical processes, in photography, signaling, and pyrotechnics because of the intense white light it produces on burning, and in construction especially in the form of light alloys — see Chemical Elements Table

Examples of magnesium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, for example, whole-wheat bread is more nutrient dense than white bread because it is packed potassium, magnesium, and zinc. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, "Is Intermittent Fasting Different For Women? Here’s What You Should Know Before Trying It," 26 Dec. 2019 The old man’s beard that Ramsay foraged from the top of Chimney Rock has already been made into tea, but the spruce tips—which are packed with vitamin C and contain carotenoids, potassium, and magnesium—are used in everything from salads to stews. Jill K. Robinson, National Geographic, "Gordon Ramsay Braves the Icy Alaska Panhandle," 17 July 2019 The veg also provides smaller amounts of vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "Health Benefits of Celery," 12 Dec. 2019 Nutritionally, all nuts are rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fat and protein and provide nutrients like vitamins B and E, magnesium and filling fiber. Anchorage Daily News, "8 foods you need in your kitchen for a healthier 2020," 26 Nov. 2019 The balm is chock-full of magnesium, which helps increase rest—something an all-star athlete like Williams needs a lot of. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Venus Williams Share Her Nightly Skin Care Routine," 1 Oct. 2019 In addition to the herbs, potassium and magnesium aid in muscle flexibility and increased energy, while Vitamin C provides antioxidant properties. Jean Chen Smith, Cincinnati.com, "2019/2020 winter running guide: How to stay warm, safe and healthy," 29 Nov. 2019 The creepy superfood is rich in protein and magnesiumAT A MARKET in Goma, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, an old woman pulls the wings off live grasshoppers and tosses their wriggling bodies into a bucket. The Economist, "Grubs up Why eating bugs is so popular in Congo," 14 Nov. 2019 The researchers also did not include the influence of silicon and magnesium in their calculations. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Earth’s core too hot ‘n heavy for oxygen, but may have rusty coating," 10 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of magnesium

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magnesium

New Latin, from magnesia

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“Magnesium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnesium?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=magne02m. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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magnesium

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English Language Learners Definition of magnesium

: a silver-white metallic element that produces a very bright white light when it burns

magnesium

noun
mag·​ne·​sium | \ mag-ˈnē-zē-əm How to pronounce magnesium (audio) , -ˈnē-zhəm \

Kids Definition of magnesium

: a silvery white metallic chemical element that is lighter than aluminum and is used in lightweight alloys

magnesium

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mag·​ne·​sium | \ mag-ˈnē-zē-əm How to pronounce magnesium (audio) , -zhəm How to pronounce magnesium (audio) \

Medical Definition of magnesium

: a silver-white light malleable ductile metallic element that occurs abundantly in nature (as in bones and seeds and in the form of chlorophyll in the green parts of plants) and is used in metallurgical and chemical processes, in photography, in signaling, and in the manufacture of pyrotechnics because of the intense white light it produces on burning, and in construction especially in the form of light alloys symbol Mg — see Chemical Elements Table

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