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Magnesia\Magnesium (alchemy)

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Magnesia\Magnesium (alchemy)

Resembling a trident, this sign is a 16th century chemical symbol for magnesia.

Magnesia is an oxide of magnesium, a metal that occupies the number 12 slot on the Periodic Table.

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Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

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