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Pronunciation: mang'ga-nes

Definition: A metallic element resembling iron and often associated with it, particularly in ores; atomic no. 25, atomic wt. 54.94; manganous salts are often used in medicine.

Synonym(s): manganum

[Mod. L. manganesium, manganum, an altered form of magnesium]

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