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Magma meaning

magma - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste.
  2. 2. A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol.
  3. 3. A salve or confection of thick consistency.
  4. 4. The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
  5. 5. The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
  6. 6. The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well- defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.

magma - examples of usage

  1. There may, however, be a number of small calculi; indeed, they are sometimes so small and numerous as to form a small, pulpy magma by which the bladder is considerably distended. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Near the ores there are likely to be granitic rocks, which, like the ores, seem to be segregations from the norite magma. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
  3. The conclusion that some ores are derived from igneous sources, based on evidence of the kind above outlined, does not mean necessarily that the ore is derived from the immediately adjacent part of the cooling magma. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
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