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[muh-lib-dik] /məˈlɪb dɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
of or containing molybdenum, especially in the trivalent or hexavalent states, as molybdic acid, H 2 MoO 4 .
Origin of molybdic
1790-1800; molybd(enum) + -ic Unabridged
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Examples from the web for molybdic
  • The overall drop in value occurred because of average to relatively low prices for molybdic oxide throughout the year.
  • The metal is prepared from the powder made by the hydrogen reduction of purified molybdic trioxide or ammonium molybdate.
  • molybdic acid, added for corrosion inhibition, gives a purple cast to iron phosphate coatings.
British Dictionary definitions for molybdic


of or containing molybdenum in the trivalent or hexavalent state
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molybdic in Medicine

molybdic mo·lyb·dic (mə-lĭb'dĭk)
Of, relating to, or containing molybdenum or a compound containing molybdenum, especially with a valence of 6.

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