molybdenum

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cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment alloy cast iron , alloy iron
rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum atomic number 75 , Re , rhenium
mineral resembling graphite that is valued as the chief source of molybdenum and its compounds molybdenite
steel containing 10-15% molybdenum; properties are similar to tungsten steel molybdenum steel
yellow to orange or brown mineral used as a molybdenum ore wulfenite
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