semimetal

noun semi·met·al \ ˌse-mē-ˈme-tᵊl , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semimetal

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

semimetallic

play \ˌse-mē-mə-ˈta-lik, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\ adjective

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