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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

(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]
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Release date- 26082019 - The origin of gigantic magma eruptions that led to global climatic crises and extinctions of species has remained controversial.
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(2013) Primary magmas at the volcanic front of the NE Japan arc: coeval eruption of crustal low-K tholeiitic and mantle-derived medium-K calc-alkaline basalts at Azuma Volcano.
The key, scientists say, is to elevate the temperature of the rock to more than 750 degrees Celsius, which can happen when hot magma from deep within the Earth's crust rises to the surface.
This book is a collection of 12 papers that address four important issues in magma evolution: magma transfer from mantle to surface, dynamics of magma transport, magma reservoir dynamics and processes of silicic melt generation.
The low viscosity of the basaltic magmas released in Hawaiian-style eruptions on these volcanoes (Fig.
As magmas cool, crystals may accumulate on the floors, walls, and roofs of magma chambers and form crystal mushes that initially contain 40 percent melt, but prior to solidification contain less than 15 percent trapped melt.
When mantle material melts to form magma, it traps subsurface carbon.
Shergotty contains certain crystals that could only have formed if the magma that makes up the rock was 2 percent water by weight.
In the Earth, such bodies of magma tend to move towards the surface leading to volcanic eruptions.