Meaning of MANGANESE in English

MANGANESE

n.1 Chem. a grey brittle metallic transition element used with steel to make alloys.

Usage:

Symb.: Mn.

2 (in full manganese oxide) the black mineral oxide of this used in the manufacture of glass.

Derivatives:

manganic adj. manganous adj.

Etymology: F mangan{egrave}se f. It. manganese, alt. f. MAGNESIA

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.