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English Dictionary: Germanium by the DICT Development Group
4 results for Germanium
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite
    Synonym(s): germanium, Ge, atomic number 32
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ekasilicon \Ek`a*sil"i*con\, n. [Skr. [emac]ka one + E.
      silicon.] (Chem.)
      The name of a hypothetical element predicted and afterwards
      discovered and named {germanium}; -- so called because it was
      a missing analogue of the silicon group. See {Germanium}, and
      cf. {Ekabor}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Germanium \Ger*ma"ni*um\, n. [NL., fr. L. Germania Germany.]
      A rare element, recently discovered (1885), in a silver ore
      (argyrodite) at Freiberg. It is a brittle, silver-white
      metal, chemically intermediate between the metals and
      nonmetals, resembles tin, and is in general identical with
      the predicted ekasilicon. Symbol Ge. Atomic weight 72.3.

From The Elements (22Oct97) [elements]:
   Symbol: Ge
   Atomic number: 32
   Atomic weight: 72.59
   Lustrous hard metalloid element, belongs to group 14 of the periodic
   table. Forms a large number of organometallic compounds. Predicted by
   Mendeleev in 1871, it was actually found in 1886 by Winkler.
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