magnalium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From magn(esium) + al(umin)ium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mæɡˈneɪlɪəm/

Noun[edit]

magnalium (uncountable)

  1. An alloy of 75% aluminium with about 25% magnesium.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 686:
      The hanging man's face was partly covered by a hinged mask of magnalium, connected to the oven by gutta-percha hoses.

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnālium

  1. genitive plural of magnāle