molybdenite

noun

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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Word History

Etymology

New Latin molybdena

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of molybdenite was in 1837

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“Molybdenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molybdenite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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