nonmetal


non·met·al

noun \-ˈme-təl\

Definition of NONMETAL

:  a chemical element (as boron, carbon, or nitrogen) that lacks the characteristics of a metal

First Known Use of NONMETAL

circa 1864

Rhymes with NONMETAL

non·met·al

noun \(ˈ)nän-ˈmet-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NONMETAL

: a chemical element (as boron, carbon, or nitrogen) that lacks the characteristics of a metal and that is able to form anions, acidic oxides, acids, and stable compounds with hydrogen

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