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Manganese

MAN'GANESE

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Noun.
A metal of a dusky white, or whitish gray color, very hard and difficult to fuse. It never occurs as a natural product in a metallic state. The substance usually so called is an oxyd of manganese, but not pure.

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manganese

manganese

See also: manganèse

English

Chemical element
Mn Previous: chromium (Cr)
Next: iron (Fe)

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manganese (countable and uncountable, plural manganeses)

  1. 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.

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Italian

Chemical element
Mn Previous: cromo (Cr)
Next: ferro (Fe)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: man‧ga‧né‧se
  • IPA(key): /maŋ.ɡaˈne.se/, /maŋ.ɡaˈne.ze/

Noun

manganese m (plural manganesi)

  1. (chemistry) manganese

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