metalloid
I. noun Date: 1813 1. an element intermediate in properties between the typical metals and nonmetals 2. a nonmetal that can combine with a metal to form an alloy II. adjective also metalloidal Date: 1836 1. resembling a metal 2. of, relating to, or being a metalloid

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  • metalloid — [met′ə loid΄] n. 1. NONMETAL 2. an element having some of, but not all, the properties of metals, as arsenic or silicon adj. 1. like a metal in appearance 2. of, or having the nature of, a metalloid …   English World dictionary

  • Metalloid — Met al*loid, n. [L. metallum metal + oid: cf. F. m[ e]tallo[ i]de.] (a) Formerly, the metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alkaline earth; applied by Sir Humphrey Davy to sodium, potassium, and some other metallic substances whose metallic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Metalloid — Met al*loid, a. 1. Having the appearance of a metal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Having the properties of a nonmetal; nonmetallic; acid; negative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • metalloid — UK [ˈmetəlɔɪd] / US noun [countable] Word forms metalloid : singular metalloid plural metalloids chemistry a chemical element such as silicon that is not a metal but that has some of the qualities that a metal has Derived word: metalloid UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • metalloid — Resembling a metal in at least one amphoteric form; e.g., silicon and germanium as semiconductors. [metal + G. eidos, resemblance] * * * met·al·loid met əl .ȯid n an element (as boron, silicon, or arsenic) intermediate in properties between the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Metalloid — metaloidas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. metalloid vok. Metalloid, n rus. металлоид, m pranc. métalloïde, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • metalloid — metaloidas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. metalloid vok. Metalloid, n rus. металлоид, m pranc. métalloïde, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • metalloid — /met l oyd /, n. 1. a nonmetal that in combination with a metal forms an alloy. 2. an element that has both metallic and nonmetallic properties, as arsenic, silicon, or boron. adj. 3. of or pertaining to a metalloid. 4. resembling both a metal… …   Universalium

  • metalloid — met·al·loid || metÉ™lɔɪd n. element which is both metallic and nonmetallic; nonmetal adj. of metalloid (element which is both metallic and non metallic); resembling both a metal and a nonmetal …   English contemporary dictionary

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