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metalloid Line breaks: metal|loid
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛt(ə)lɔɪd/

Definition of metalloid in English:


Another term for semimetal.
Example sentences
  • Another group of elements - the metalloid or semi-metal elements - share some properties with the metals and some with the nonmetals.
  • As its two allotropic forms might suggest, silicon is a metalloid.
  • Separating them are metalloids or semimetals.

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