Definition of manganous in English:

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manganous

Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGɡənəs/

adjective

Chemistry
Of manganese with a valence of two. Compare with manganic.
Example sentences
  • This protection, transferred across evolutionary boundaries, was accompanied by increased MnSOD (manganous superoxide dismutase).
  • Here we wish to report briefly that we have found manganous phthalocyanine to differ in its behaviour from the other members of the series in a striking manner.
  • Why is manganous sulfate used in dog food?

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Syllabification: man·ga·nous

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