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manganese

manganese

noun man·ga·nese \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz, -ˌnēs\

: a grayish-white usually hard metal that breaks easily

Full Definition of MANGANESE

:  a grayish-white usually hard and brittle metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic and is used especially in alloys, batteries, and plant fertilizers — see element table
man·ga·ne·sian \ˌmaŋ-gə-ˈnē-zhən, -shən\ adjective

Origin of MANGANESE

French manganèse, from Italian manganese manganese dioxide
First Known Use: 1783

manganese

noun man·ga·nese \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz, -ˌnēs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MANGANESE

:  a grayish white usually hard and brittle metallic element that resembles iron but is not magnetic—symbol Mn; see element table

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