manganese

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

Definition of manganese

  1. :  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

manganesian

play \ˌmaŋ-gə-ˈnē-zhən, -shən\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of manganese

French manganèse, from Italian manganese manganese dioxide


First Known Use: 1783


MANGANESE Defined for English Language Learners

manganese

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

Definition of manganese for English Language Learners

  • : a grayish-white usually hard metal that breaks easily


MANGANESE Defined for Kids

manganese

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noun man·ga·nese \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz\

Definition of manganese for Students

  1. :  a grayish white brittle metallic chemical element that resembles iron


Medical Dictionary

manganese

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

Medical Definition of manganese

  1. :  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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