from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing manganese, especially with valence three or six.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing manganese in its higher oxidation states.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to resembling, or containing, manganese; specif., designating compounds in which manganese has a higher valence as contrasted with manganous compounds. Cf. manganous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing manganese: in chemistry, specifically applied to compounds in which each manganese atom is regarded as quadrivalent. Also manganesic.
  • Relating to the form of civilization in which machinery is used: opposed to naturistic, 2.


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