manganese

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

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 Chemical Elements Table

manganesian

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

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Origin and Etymology of manganese

French manganèse, from Italian manganese manganese dioxide


MANGANESE Defined for English Language Learners

manganese

noun

Definition of manganese for English Language Learners

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


MANGANESE Defined for Kids

manganese

noun man·ga·nese \ ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnēz \

Definition of manganese for Students

:a grayish white brittle metallic chemical element that resembles iron

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manganese

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

medical Definition of manganese

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

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