from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hard, silvery-white metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. An essential trace element in plant nutrition, it is used in fertilizers, dyes, enamels, and reagents. Atomic number 42; atomic weight 95.94; melting point 2,617°C; boiling point 4,612°C; specific gravity 10.22 (at 20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. See Table at element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A metallic chemical element (symbol Mo) with an atomic number of 42.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rare element of the chromium group, occurring in nature in the minerals molybdenite and wulfenite, and when reduced obtained as a hard, silver-white, difficulty fusible metal. Symbol Mo. Atomic number 42. Atomic weight 95.94.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Chemical symbol, Mo; atomic weight, 95. 8. A metal of a silver-white color, but harder than silver, which fuses with difficulty, if at all, at the highest temperature of a wind-furnace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
If copper is the life blood of the economy, I call molybdenum the glue of the economy.
Taken together, the interests in both miners are likely to make Sichuan Hanlong a major player in the global market for molybdenum, which is commonly used in steel alloys and to remove sulfur impurities from petroleum products.
The deal is likely to make Sichuan Hanlong a major player in the global market for molybdenum, which is commonly used in steel alloys and to remove sulfur impurities from petroleum products.
Production of molybdenum, which is used in the making of steel, decreased 28%.
It also said its operations for molybdenum, which is used in the making of steel, are likely to remain weaker than normal.
The reactors produce material called molybdenum-99 that decays into technetium-99m, which is the most commonly used medical isotope in the U.S.
The Metals Week Dealer Oxide price for molybdenum, which is used in steelmaking, had fallen to $9 on Monday from about $30 a pound in October, hurt by the slump in demand for steel.
Freeport, based in Phoenix, said it is slashing its 2009 capital-expenditure budget by 52%, to $1.1 billion from a prior estimate of $2.3 billion, because of sharply lower prices of copper and molybdenum, which is used to strengthen steel.
Many times I typed the word molybdenum, uncertain how it might be said.
Sales of copper, gold and molybdenum, which is used to strengthen steel, all topped the company's expectations.