Molybdenum

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molybdenum

(Science: chemistry) A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal. Symbol mo. Atomic weight 95.9.

Origin: NL., cf. F. Molybdene. See Molybdena.