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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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Early Jurassic quartz-normative magmatism of the Eastern North American province: evidence for independent magmas and distinct sources.
Tertiary volcanic, volcaniclastic, and intrusive rocks adjacent to the Solitario: in Geology of the Solitario Dome, Trans-Pecos Texas: Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic sedimentation, tectonism, and magmatism.
3), suggest that magmatism in the Pripyat-Dnieper-Donetsk Rift was triggered by the upwelling of a thermally and geochemically anomalous mantle plume in late Devonian times (Wilson & Lyashkevich 1996).
These late cataclastic deformations possibly originate from block movements during the rapakivi-related tectonism and magmatism (Puura & Floden 2000).
3 Ga magmatism of the St Francois Mountains of SE Missouri: implications for mantle composition beneath mid-continental USA, Mineralogical Magazine, v.
Geochronology of magmatism in the Tertiary volcanic field, Trans-Pecos Texas.
Off-ridge alkaline magmatism and seamount volcanoes in the Masirah island ophiolite, Oman, Tectonophysics 267: 187-208.
In "hardrock" marine geochemistry/petrology, the fundamental questions about mid-ocean ridge magmatism concern where melting begins, how it proceeds, and how melts migrate upwards toward the ocean floor.
A basic tenet of this model is that tectonism and magmatism [the formation of molten material] at Beta Regio and western Aphrodite are dominated by the evolution of plume heads or blobs as they rise to the base of the lithosphere and spread laterally," the authors write in the November GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS.
Currently he holds an ARC Professorial Fellowship in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia where he specializes in the application of U-series isotopes to constraining the time scales of Earth processes with particular emphasis on subduction zone magmatism.
Late Paleozoic collision, delamination, short-lived magmatism, and rapid denudation in the Meguma Terrane (Nova Scotia, Canada): constraints from [sup.