Molybdous
Molybdous Mo*lyb"dous, a. [See {Molybdena}.] Of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum; specif., designating those compounds in which molybdenum has a lower valence as contrasted with {molybdic} compounds. [1913 Webster]

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  • molybdous — [mə lib′dəs] adj. Chem. designating or of compounds in which molybdenum has a lower valence than in the corresponding molybdic compounds …   English World dictionary

  • molybdous — /meuh lib deuhs/, adj. Chem. of or containing molybdenum, esp. in its lower valences. [1790 1800; MOLYBD(ENUM) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • molybdous — Denoting molybdenum in the 4+ state, as in MoO2. * * * mo·lyb·dous dəs adj of, relating to, or containing molybdenum esp. with one of its lower valences * * * mo·lyb·dous (mə libґdəs) containing molybdenum as a tetravalent element …   Medical dictionary

  • molybdous — adj. (Chemistry) of or containing molybdenum (metallic element used to strengthen and harden steel) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • molybdous — mo·lyb·dous …   English syllables

  • molybdous — mo•lyb•dous [[t]məˈlɪb dəs[/t]] adj. chem. of or containing molybdenum, esp. in its lower valences • Etymology: 1790–1800; molybd (enum) + ous …   From formal English to slang

  • molybdous — məˈlibdəs adjective Etymology: molybd + ous : of, relating to, or containing molybdenum used especially of compounds in which this element has a lower valence than in molybdic compounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molybdenous — Mo*lyb de*nous, a. (Chem.) See {Molybdous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Molybdic — Mo*lyb dic, a. [Cf. F. molybdique. See {molybdena}.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, molybdenum; specif., designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence, as contrasted with {molybdous} compounds; as, molybdic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • molybdenum — noun a metallic chemical element (symbol Mo) with an atomic number of 42. See Also: molybdena, molybdenite, molybdic, molybdite, molybdous …   Wiktionary

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