Definition of ferromanganese in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌferōˈmaNGɡəˌnēz/


An alloy of iron and manganese used in the production of steel.
Example sentences
  • During World War I he founded the Southern Manganese Corporation, using electric furnaces to produce ferromanganese for Birmingham's steel industry.
  • The most common alloy of manganese is ferromanganese, which contains about 48% manganese, combined with iron and carbon.
  • Closely related in origin to manganese nodules are the ferromanganese incrustations found on exposed rocks of the mid-ocean ridge, seamounts, and other places in the ocean where bare rock is exposed.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.