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semimetal

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noun semi·met·al \-ˈme-təl\

Definition of semimetal

  1. :  an element (as arsenic) possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree and not malleable

semimetallic

play \-mə-ˈta-lik\ adjective


1661

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1661


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