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metalloid

 [met´ah-loid]
1. any element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties.
2. any metallic element that does not have all the characters of a typical metal.

met·al·loid

(met'ă-loyd),
Resembling a metal in at least one amphoteric form, for example, silicon and germanium as semiconductors.
[metal + G. eidos, resemblance]

metalloid

[met′əloid]
1 any element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties, such as silicon, boron, or arsenic.
2 resembling a metal.

met·al·loid

(met'ă-loyd)
Resembling a metal in at least one amphoteric form.
[metal + G. eidos, resemblance]

metalloid (met´əloid),

n a nonmetallic element that behaves as a metal under certain conditions. Carbon, silicon, and boron are three examples. These elements may be alloyed with metals.

metalloid

1. any element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties.
2. any metallic element that has not all the characteristics of a typical metal.