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molybdenum

 (Mo) [mah-lib´dĕ-num]
a hard, silvery-white, metallic element, atomic number 42, atomic weight 95.94. (See Appendix 6.) It is an essential trace element, being a component of the enzymes xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase, and nitrate reductase.

mo·lyb·de·num (Mo),

(mō-lib'dĕ-nŭm),
A silvery white metallic element, atomic no. 42, atomic wt. 95.94; a bioelement found in various proteins (for example, xanthine oxidase). See: molybdenum target tube.
[G. molybdaina, a piece of lead; a metal, prob. galena, fr. molybdos, lead]

molybdenum

/mo·lyb·den·um/ (Mo) (mah-lib´dĭ-num) a chemical element, at. no. 42.

molybdenum (Mo)

[məlib′dənəm]
Etymology: Gk, molybdos, lead
a grayish metallic element. Its atomic number is 42; its atomic mass is 95.94. Molybdenum is poisonous if ingested in large quantities. Molybdenum is used as an additive in certain steels.

molybdenum

An essential trace element (atomic number 42, atomic weight 95.94) required for the function of certain enzymes (e.g., xanthine oxidase); it is present in legumes, whole grains, cereals, dark green vegetables, legumes, liver and meats.
 
Fringe oncology
Molybdenum is a free radical scavenger, and is said to have anticarcinogenic properties.

mo·lyb·de·num

(mō-lib'dĕ-nŭm)
A silvery white metallic element; atomic no. 42, atomic wt. 95.94; a bioelement found in a number of proteins (e.g., xanthine oxidase).
See: molybdenum target tube
[G. molybdaina, a piece of lead; a metal, prob. galena, fr. molybdos, lead]

mo·lyb·de·num

(Mo) (mō-lib'dĕ-nŭm)
A silvery white metallic element; bioelement found in proteins.
[G. molybdaina, a piece of lead; a metal, prob. galena, fr. molybdos, lead]

molybdenum (Mo)

(məlib´dənəm),
n a grayish metallic element with an atomic number of 42 and an atomic weight of 95.94. Molybdenum is poisonous if ingested in large quantities.

molybdenum

a hard, silvery-white, metallic element, atomic number 42, atomic weight 95.94, symbol Mo. See Table 6. It is an essential trace element, being a component of the enzymes xanthine oxidase, aldehyde oxidase and nitrate reductase.
Molybdenum poisoning causes a secondary hypocuprosis, and clinical signs including chronic diarrhea, illthrift and depigmentation of hair. It occurs most commonly on pastures growing on soils naturally rich in the element, but can be caused by excessive pasture supplementation in an attempt to stimulate the growth of Rhizobium spp., the nitrogen-fixing bacteria of legume roots.
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