from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bulky white amorphous substance, consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium, and used as a mild cathartic.


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  • The most common basic carbonate of magnesium has the formula 4MgCO_ {3} ·Mg (OH) _ {2}, and is sometimes called magnesia alba.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

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