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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or containing manganese, especially with valence 2.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing manganese: in chemistry, specifically applied to compounds in which each manganese atom is regarded as having a maximum quantivalence of two. Compare manganic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, designating, those compounds of manganese in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with manganic compounds.
  • adjective a hypothetical compound analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming the so-called manganites.

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  • adjective chemistry Containing manganese in its +2 oxidation state.

Etymologies

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From manganese +‎ -ous.

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