MAGMA

magma

(noun) molten rock in the earth’s crust

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

magma (countable and uncountable, plural magmas or magmata)

(geology) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.

(mathematics) A basic algebraic structure consisting of a set equipped with a single binary operation.

Any soft doughy mass.

The residuum after expressing the juice from fruits.

Anagrams

• gamma

Source: Wiktionary


Mag"ma, n. Etym: [L., fr. Gr.

1. Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste. Ure.

2. (Med.) (a) 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. (b) A salve or confection of thick consistency. Dunglison.

3. (Geol.) (a) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc. (b) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.

4. (Chem.)

Definition: The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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