manganite

[mang-guh-nahyt]
noun
  1. a gray to black mineral, hydrous manganese oxide, MnO(OH); gray manganese ore.
  2. Chemistry. any of a series of salts containing tetravalent manganese and derived from either of two acids, H4MnO4 or H2MnO3.

Origin of manganite

First recorded in 1820–30; mangan(ese) + -ite1
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manganite

noun
  1. a blackish mineral consisting of basic manganese oxide in monoclinic crystalline form: a source of manganese. Formula: MnO(OH)
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