Definition of manganous in English:

manganous

adjective

Chemistry
  • Of manganese with a valence of two.

    Compare with manganic
    • ‘Here we wish to report briefly that we have found manganous phthalocyanine to differ in its behaviour from the other members of the series in a striking manner.’
    • ‘This protection, transferred across evolutionary boundaries, was accompanied by increased MnSOD (manganous superoxide dismutase).’
    • ‘Why is manganous sulfate used in dog food?’

Pronunciation

manganous

/ˈmaNGɡənəs//ˈmæŋɡənəs/