Definitions of metalloid
n. - Formerly, the metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alkaline earth; -- applied by Sir H. Davy to sodium, potassium, and some other metallic substances whose metallic character was supposed to be not well defined. 2
n. - Now, one of several elementary substances which in the free state are unlike metals, and whose compounds possess or produce acid, rather than basic, properties; a nonmetal; as, boron, carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur, chlorine, bromine, etc., are metalloids. 2
a. - Having the appearance of a metal. 2
a. - Having the properties of a nonmetal; nonmetallic; acid; negative. 2
The word "metalloid" uses 9 letters: A D E I L L M O T.
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