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Noun: germanium  ,jur'mey-nee-um
  1. A brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
    - Ge, atomic number 32

Derived forms: germaniums

Type of: chemical element, element, semiconducting material, semiconductor

Part of: argyrodite, germanite

Encyclopedia: Germanium