molybdous

[ muh-lib-duh s ]
/ məˈlɪb dəs /

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing molybdenum, especially in its lower valences.

Nearby words

  1. molybdenous,
  2. molybdenum,
  3. molybdenum disulfide,
  4. molybdenum trioxide,
  5. molybdic,
  6. mom,
  7. mom jeans,
  8. mom test,
  9. mom-and-pop,
  10. mom-in-law

Origin of molybdous

First recorded in 1790–1800; molybd(enum) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for molybdous

molybdous

/ (mɒˈlɪbdəs) /

adjective

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

molybdous

[ mə-lĭbdəs ]

adj.

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

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