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met·al·loid

 (mĕt′l-oid′)
n.
1. A nonmetallic element, such as arsenic, that has some of the chemical properties of a metal. Most metalloids behave as semiconductors.
2. A nonmetallic element, such as carbon, that can form an alloy with metals.
adj. also met·al·loi·dal (mĕt′l-oid′l)
1. Relating to or having the properties of a metalloid.
2. Having the appearance of a metal.
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metalloid

(ˈmɛtəˌlɔɪd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a nonmetallic element, such as arsenic or silicon, that has some of the properties of a metal
adj
1. (Chemistry) of or being a metalloid
2. (Chemistry) resembling a metal
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met•al•loid

(ˈmɛt lˌɔɪd)

n.
1. a nonmetal that in combination with a metal forms an alloy.
2. an element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties, as silicon or boron.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to a metalloid.
4. resembling both a metal and a nonmetal.
[1825–35]
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met·al·loid

(mĕt′l-oid′)
1. An element that is not a metal but that has some properties of metals. Arsenic, for example, is a metalloid that looks like a metal, but is a poor conductor of electricity.
2. A nonmetallic element, such as carbon, that can form alloys with metals.
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metalloid

An element which has both metallic and nonmetallic properties.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.metalloid - of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metalmetalloid - of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metal; "arsenic is a metalloid element"
nonmetal, nonmetallic - not containing or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "nonmetallic elements"
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metalloid

[ˈmɛtəˌlɔɪd] nmetalloide m
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