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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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In the second place, Bangong Lake-Nujiang River Meso-Tethys had been closed at that time, and the magmatism of crustmantle material caused by slab break-off during its southwards subduction also has the features of island arc magma.
2) An Eastern Andes province that includes Early Jurassic magmatism in the Santander and San Lucas Massif and the northern termination of the Central Cordillera (Goldsmith et al.
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2003, Late-Variscan magmatism revisited: new implications from Pbevaporation zircon ages on the emplacement of redwitzites and granites in NE Bavaria, Int.
The 1:100,000 geologic map indicates a Post-Liassic age for the Ambato pluton, corresponding to the Cretaceous magmatism reported by the BRGM (1985).
Magmatism was focused by a transfer zone developed during back-arc extension, with the reactivaion of former faults.
Cenozoic back-arc magmatism of the southern extra-Andean Patagonia (44[degrees] 30'-2[degrees]S): A review of geochemical data and geodynamic interpretation.
However, the structural evolution of Timanides ended with orogenesis and Late-Timanian magmatism in the Late-Ediacara (Vendian) age, about 600-545 Ma ago [3].
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2000): Variscan collisional magmatism and deformation in NW Iberia: constraints from U-Pb geochronology of granitoids.