Definition of magnesium in English:

magnesium

Line breaks: mag|ne¦sium
Pronunciation: /magˈniːzɪəm
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • The chemical element of atomic number 12, a silver-white metal of the alkaline earth series. It is used to make strong lightweight alloys, and is also used in flash bulbs and pyrotechnics, as it burns with a brilliant white flame. (Symbol: Mg)
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    • Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are the major minerals that make up bones.
    • This fruit is also rich in other mineral elements such as calcium, iron and magnesium.
    • Generally, magnesium, potassium, and sulfur do not need to be added to swine diets.

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