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[mag-nuh-sahyt] /ˈmæg nəˌsaɪt/

a mineral, magnesium carbonate, MgCO 3 , having a characteristic conchoidal fracture and usually occurring in white masses.
a white, colourless, or lightly tinted mineral consisting of naturally occurring magnesium carbonate in hexagonal crystalline form: a source of magnesium and also used in the manufacture of refractory bricks. Formula: MgCO3


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