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mo·lyb·de·nite

 (mə-lĭb′də-nīt′)
n.
A mineral form of molybdenum sulfide, MoS2, that is the principal ore of molybdenum.

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molybdenite

(mɒˈlɪbdɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a soft grey mineral consisting of molybdenum sulphide in hexagonal crystalline form with rhenium as an impurity: the main source of molybdenum and rhenium. Formula: MoS2
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mo•lyb•de•nite

(məˈlɪb dəˌnaɪt)

n.
a soft, graphitelike mineral, molybdenum sulfide, MoS2, occurring in foliated masses or scales: the principal ore of molybdenum.
[1790–1800; variant molybdenum + -ite1]
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Noun1.molybdenite - a mineral resembling graphite that is valued as the chief source of molybdenum and its compounds
atomic number 42, molybdenum, Mo - a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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