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magma

 [mag´mah]
1. a thick, viscous, aqueous suspension of finely divided, insoluble, inorganic material.
2. a thin, pastelike substance composed of organic material.

mag·ma

(mag'mă),
1. A soft mass left after extraction of the active principles.
2. A salve or thick paste.
[G. a soft mass or salve, fr. massō, to knead]

magma

/mag·ma/ (mag´mah)
1. a thick, viscous, aqueous suspension of finely divided, insoluble, inorganic material.
2. a thin, pastelike substance composed of organic material.

magma

(măg′mə)
n. pl. mag·mata (-mä′tə) or mag·mas
Pharmacology A suspension of particles in a liquid, such as milk of magnesia.

mag·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

mag·ma

(mag'mă)
1. A soft mass left after extraction of the active principles.
2. A salve or thick paste.
[G. a soft mass or salve, fr. massō, to knead]

magma

1. a suspension of finely divided material in a small amount of water.
2. a thin, paste-like substance composed of organic material.
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2003; Reid, 2003) has been important for estimating differentiation time-scales in closed-system magma chambers, and magma residence times for open systems (magma constantly erupting; e.
Various processes can cause low-density residual magma to form at the bottom of the flow.
Although the importance of crystal differentiation appears established, the impact of assimilation and effect of volatiles on magma compositions requires further consideration.
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2000, Time scales of crystal fractionation in magma chambers; integrating physical, isotopic and geochemical perspectives: Journal of Petrology, v.