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met•al•loid



Pronunciation: (met'l-oid"), [key]
n.
1. a nonmetal that in combination with a metal forms an alloy.
2. an element that has both metallic and nonmetallic properties, as arsenic, silicon, or boron.

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a metalloid.
2. resembling both a metal and a nonmetal.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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