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Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hydrated magnesium carbonate mineral with the chemical formula Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2.4H2O, used as a fire retardant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hydrous carbonate of magnesia occurring in white, earthy, amorphous masses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white native hydrous carbonate of magnesium, sometimes occurring in crystals, but more frequently amorphous, earthy, and chalklike.

Etymologies

hydro- +‎ magnesite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lechuguilla Cave is not only the deepest at 494m (1,604 feet) and longest at 193 km (121 miles), but contains the largest collection of hydromagnesite balloon-like formations, subaqueous helictite formations and calcite speleothems.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

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