Denoting the divalent cation of manganese, Mn2+.

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man·ga·nous -nəs adj of, relating to, or derived from manganese esp containing this element with a valence of two

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man·ga·nous (mangґgə-nəs) pertaining to manganese as a divalent element.

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  • Manganous — Man ga*nous, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with {manganic} compounds; as, manganous oxide. [1913 Webster] {Manganous acid}, a hypothetical compound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manganous — [maŋ′gə nəs; man gan′əs] adj. designating or of chemical compounds containing divalent manganese …   English World dictionary

  • manganous — adjective Date: 1842 of, relating to, or derived from manganese; especially containing this element with a valence of two …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • manganous — /mang geuh neuhs, man gan euhs, mang /, adj. Chem. containing bivalent manganese. [1815 25; MANGAN(ESE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • manganous — adjective Containing manganese in its +2 oxidation state …   Wiktionary

  • manganous — adj. containing manganese (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manganous — man·ga·nous …   English syllables

  • manganous — man•ga•nous [[t]ˈmæŋ gə nəs, mænˈgæn əs, mæŋ [/t]] adj. chem. of or containing bivalent manganese • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • manganous — /ˈmæŋgənəs/ (say mangguhnuhs), /mæŋˈgænəs/ (say mang ganuhs) adjective Obsolete containing divalent manganese …   Australian English dictionary

  • manganous — ˈmaŋgənəs, manˈganəs adjective Etymology: mangan + ous : of, relating to, or derived from manganese used especially of compounds in which this element is bivalent; compare manganic …   Useful english dictionary