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ger·ma·ni·um

 (jər-mā′nē-əm)
n. Symbol Ge
A brittle, crystalline, gray-white metalloid element, widely used as a semiconductor, as an alloying agent and catalyst, and in certain optical glasses. Atomic number 32; atomic weight 72.64; melting point 938.3°C; boiling point 2,833°C; specific gravity 5.323 (at 25°C); valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table.

[After Germania.]

germanium

(dʒɜːˈmeɪnɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a brittle crystalline grey element that is a semiconducting metalloid, occurring principally in zinc ores and argyrodite: used in transistors, as a catalyst, and to strengthen and harden alloys. Symbol: Ge; atomic no: 32; atomic wt: 72.61; valency: 2 or 4; relative density: 5.323; melting pt: 938.35°C; boiling pt: 2834°C
[C19: New Latin, named after Germany]

ger•ma•ni•um

(dʒərˈmeɪ ni əm)

n.
a hard, metallic, grayish white element, used chiefly as a semiconductor. Symbol: Ge; at. wt.: 72.59; at. no.: 32; sp. gr.: 5.36 at 20°C.
[1885–90; German (y) + -ium2]

ger·ma·ni·um

(jər-mā′nē-əm)
Symbol Ge A brittle, crystalline, grayish-white nonmetallic element that is found in zinc ores, coal, and other minerals. It is widely used as a semiconductor and in wide-angle lenses. Atomic number 32. See Periodic Table.
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Noun1.germanium - a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistorsgermanium - a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
argyrodite - a rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur
germanite - a rare reddish-grey mineral consisting of a copper iron germanium sulfide
semiconducting material, semiconductor - a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities
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