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metalloid

noun met·al·loid \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌȯid \
Updated on: 4 Feb 2018

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

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First Known Use of metalloid

1813


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metalloid

adjective \ ˌme-tᵊl-ˈȯi-dᵊl \
variants: or less commonly metalloidal

Definition of metalloid

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

First Known Use of metalloid

1825


Medical Dictionary

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metalloid

noun met·al·loid \ ˈmet-ᵊl-ˌȯid \

medical Definition of metalloid

: an element (as boron, silicon, or arsenic) intermediate in properties between the typical metals and nonmetals

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metalloid

adjective
variants: also metalloidal play \ˌmet-ᵊl-ˈȯid-ᵊl\

medical Definition of metalloid

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

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