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Named after its composition in 1807.
- (mineralogy) A form of magnesium carbonate, MgCO3, occurring as dolomite (with calcite) but rarely found in the pure state.
- ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
magnesite f (plural magnesiti)
- (mineralogy) magnesite