|a brittle greyish-white metallic element that exists in four allotropic forms, occurring principally in pyrolusite and rhodonite: used in making steel and ferromagnetic alloys. Symbol: Mn; atomic no: 25; atomic wt: 54.93805; valency: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, or 7; relative density: 7.21--7.44; melting pt: 1246±3°C; boiling pt: 2062°C|
|[C17: via French from Italian manganese, probably altered form of Medieval Latin |
manganese man·ga·nese (māng'gə-nēz', -nēs')
A brittle metallic element, having several allotropes. It is alloyed with steel to increase strength. Atomic number 25; atomic weight 54.9380; melting point 1,246°C; boiling point 2,061°C; specific gravity 7.21 to 7.44; valence 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7.
|manganese (māng'gə-nēz') Pronunciation Key
A grayish-white, hard, brittle metallic element that occurs in several different minerals and in nodules on the ocean floor. It is used to increase the hardness and strength of steel and other important alloys. Atomic number 25; atomic weight 54.9380; melting point 1,244°C; boiling point 1,962°C; specific gravity 7.21 to 7.44; valence 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7. See Periodic Table.