Origin of manganeseFrench manganèse from Italian manganese, by metathesis from Medieval Latin magnesia: see magnesia
Origin of manganeseFrench manganèse from Italian manganese from Medieval Latin magnēsia mineral ingredient of the philosophers' stone ; see magnesia .
See Periodic Table
(countable and uncountable, plural manganeses)
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Mn) with an atomic number of 25.