mo·​lyb·​de·​nite mə-ˈlib-də-ˌnīt How to pronounce molybdenite (audio)
: a metallic gray usually foliated mineral consisting of molybdenum disulfide that is a major ore of molybdenum

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New Latin molybdena

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of molybdenite was in 1837

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