See also: manganèse

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Chemical element
Mn Previous: chromium (Cr)
Next: iron (Fe)

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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”, in 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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Chemical element
Mn Previous: cromo (Cr)
Next: ferro (Fe)

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  • Hyphenation: man‧ga‧né‧se
  • IPA(key): /maŋ.ɡaˈne.se/, /maŋ.ɡaˈne.ze/

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manganese m ‎(plural manganesi)

  1. (chemistry) manganese

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