metalloid


1met·al·loid

noun \ˈme-təl-ˌid\

Definition of METALLOID

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

First Known Use of METALLOID

1813

2metalloid

adjective \ˌme-təl-ˈi-dəl\

Definition of METALLOID

1
:  resembling a metal
2
:  of, relating to, or being a metalloid

Variants of METALLOID

metalloid also met·al·loi·dal \ˌme-təl-ˈi-dəl\

First Known Use of METALLOID

1836

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