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manganese

See also: manganèse

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Chemical element
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French manganèse, from Italian manganese, by alteration from Latin magnesia (magnesia), from Ancient Greek μαγνησία (magnēsía), after Μαγνησία (Magnēsía, Magnesia).

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manganese (countable and uncountable, plural manganeses)

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  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Mn) with an atomic number of 25.
    • 2013 September-October, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, American Scientist: 
      Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: [] . The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light. The critical component of the photosynthetic system is the “water-oxidizing complex”, made up of manganese atoms and a calcium atom.

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  • Stress: manganése, IPA(key): /maŋɡaˈneze/

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manganese m (plural manganesi)

  1. manganese

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