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molybdenum

Pronunciation: mo-lib'de-num

Definition: A silvery white metallic element, atomic no. 42, atomic wt. 95.94; a bioelement found in various proteins (xanthine oxidase).

See: molybdenum target tube

[G. molybdaina, a piece of lead; a metal, prob. galena, fr. molybdos, lead]

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