molybdenite

noun
mo·​lyb·​de·​nite | \ mə-ˈlib-də-ˌnīt How to pronounce molybdenite (audio) \

Definition of molybdenite

: a metallic gray usually foliated mineral consisting of molybdenum disulfide that is a major ore of molybdenum

First Known Use of molybdenite

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for molybdenite

New Latin molybdena

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