molybdenum

noun mo·lyb·de·num \ -nəm \

Definition of molybdenum

: a metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in many properties, is used especially in strengthening and hardening steel, and is a trace element in plant and animal metabolism — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of molybdenum

New Latin, from molybdena, a lead ore, molybdenite, molybdenum, from Latin molybdaena galena, from Greek molybdaina, from molybdos lead


MOLYBDENUM Defined for Kids

molybdenum

noun mo·lyb·de·num \ mə-ˈlib-də-nəm \

Definition of molybdenum for Students

: a white metallic chemical element used in some steel to give greater strength and hardness

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molybdenum

noun mo·lyb·de·num \ -də-nəm \

medical Definition of molybdenum

: a metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in many properties, is used especially in strengthening and hardening steel, and is a trace element in plant and animal metabolism symbol Mo — see Chemical Elements Table

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