Definition of molybdous in English:

molybdous

adjective

Chemistry
rare
  • Of or containing molybdenum in one of its lower valencies; also in extended use. "molybdous acid"noun Obsolete. molybdenum dioxide.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From molybd- + -ous. Compare French molybdeux.

Pronunciation

molybdous

/məˈlɪbdəs/