Definition of Molybdenum

1. Noun. A polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 42, Mo
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Molybdenite



Definition of Molybdenum

1. n. A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal. Symbol Mo. Atomic weight 95.9.

Definition of Molybdenum

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element (''symbol'' Mo) with an atomic number of 42. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Molybdenum

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Medical Definition of Molybdenum

1. A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal. Symbol Mo. Atomic weight 95.9. Origin: NL., cf. F. Molybdene. See Molybdena. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Molybdenum

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molting
molto
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moluranite
moly
molybdate
molybdates
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molybdeniferous
molybdenite
molybdenites
molybdenous
molybdenum (current term)
molybdenum-99
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molybdenum breakthrough
molybdenum cofactor
molybdenum disulfide
molybdenum disulphide
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molybdenums
molybdian
molybdic
molybdic acid
molybdite
molybdoenzyme

Literary usage of Molybdenum

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1. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Some iron and copper ores also contain molybdenum. The metal is determined in curtain self-hardening steels and alloys. The reagents ammonium molybdate and ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"On annealing the quenched specimens, the original structure was restored. The paper was illustrated by lantern slides. The Determination of molybdenum in ..."

3. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"molybdenum /r/chloride potassium chloride. Efflorescent. ... Insol. in KOH, or NaOH +Aq. Sol. in alkali carbonates+Aq. molybdenum '//iodide, Mol. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Alone, it is not an important ore of molybdenum. It has a dull lustre, a straw yellow streak, a hardness of 1 to 2, and a specific gravity of 4.5. ..."

5. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"Metallic molybdenum is the color of tin, is hard and easily oxidized by ... As ferro-molybdenum it is used in the manufacture of alloy steels such as ..."

6. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1922)
"molybdenum BY W. NORMAN BRATTON During 1921 the developments in connection with molybdenum were very marked, exceeding any previous year, and reached into ..."

7. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1897)
"Alloys of Iron with molybdenum.—Experiments made at Le Creusot Works have shown that the addition of 0'2 to 0'3 per cent, of chromium to steel containing ..."

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