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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mag-ne'ze-um

Definition: An alkaline earth element, atomic no. 12, atomic wt. 24.3050, which oxidizes to magnesia; a bioelement, many salts have clinical applications.

[Mod. L. fr. G. Magnesia, a region in Thessaly in Greece]

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