metalloid

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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]

met·al·loid

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