Definition of molybdite in US English:

molybdite

noun

Mineralogy
  • Molybdenum trioxide, crystallizing in the orthorhombic system and usually occurring as flat yellow needles and plates forming encrustations.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Dana (1813–1895), geologist, zoologist, and teacher. From German Molybdit from Molybd- + -it.

Pronunciation

molybdite

/məˈlɪbdʌɪt/