[muh-lib-duh s]

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing molybdenum, especially in its lower valences.

Origin of molybdous

First recorded in 1790–1800; molybd(enum) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for molybdous



of or containing molybdenum, esp in a low valence state
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molybdous in Medicine




Of, relating to, or containing molybdenum or a compound containing molybdenum, especially with a valence of less than 6.
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