Definition of manganese in English:

manganese

Syllabification: man·ga·nese
Pronunciation: /ˈmaNGgəˌnēz, -ˌnēs
 
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noun

  • 1The chemical element of atomic number 25, a hard gray metal of the transition series. Manganese is an important component of special steels and magnetic alloys. (Symbol: Mn)
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    • The list includes sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, cobalt, copper, zinc, and molybdenum.
    • Most Nebraska soils contain sufficient levels of potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron and sulfur for sunflower levels.
    • The mineral elements most likely to be deficient in vineyards are nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, boron, iron, manganese, and magnesium.
  • 1.1The black dioxide of manganese as an industrial raw material or additive, especially in glassmaking.

Origin

late 17th century: via French from Italian manganese, unexplained alteration of medieval Latin magnesia (see magnesia).

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