Skip to Content


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]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.