molybdenum disulfide

  1. a black crystalline powder, MoS2, insoluble in water, used as a lubricant and as a hydrogenation catalyst.

Origin of molybdenum disulfide

First recorded in 1930–35
  • Also called molybdenum sulfide.

Words Nearby molybdenum disulfide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023