manganese (countable and uncountable, plural manganeses)
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Mn) with an atomic number of 25.
2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist:
- Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: […] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.
- Hyphenation: man‧ga‧né‧se
- IPA(key): /maŋ.ɡaˈne.se/, /maŋ.ɡaˈne.ze/
manganese m (plural manganesi)
- (chemistry) manganese