Metalloid

Definition of Metalloid

Met´al`loid
n.1.Formerly, the metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alkaline earth; - applied by Sir Humphrey Davy to sodium, potassium, and some other metallic substances whose metallic character was supposed to be not well defined.
a.1.Having the appearance of a metal.
2.(Chem.) Having the properties of a nonmetal; nonmetallic; acid; negative.

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nonmetal, nonmetallic
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