Definition of Semimetallic

1. a. Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.



Definition of Semimetallic

1. Adjective. (inorganic chemistry) Of or partaining to a semimetal. ¹

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Definition of Semimetallic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Semimetallic

1. Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semimetallic

semiluxurious
semiluxury
semimagnetic
semimajor
semimajor axes
semimajor axis
semimartingale
semimartingales
semimat
semimatt
semimatte
semimembranosus
semimembranosus reflex
semimembranous
semimetal
semimetallic (current term)
semimetallicity
semimetals
semimicro
semimild
semiminor
semiminor axis
semimoist
semimonastic
semimonthlies
semimonthly
semimute
semimutes
semimystical
semimythic

Literary usage of Semimetallic

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1. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1810)
"Lustre 1, semimetallic. Feels greasy. Hardness 3 to 4. Brittle. Moderately heavy. ... Internal lustre 1 to 2, semimetallic. Fracture fibrous. ..."

2. A System of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1817)
"Lustre shining and semimetallic. Fracture foliated with a double nearly rectangular cleavage. Fragments indeterminate angular. Translucent on the edges. ..."

3. Outlines of Mineralogy, Geology, and Mineral Analysis by Thomas Thomson (1836)
"The colour is black; the lustre splendent and semimetallic. Sometimes beautifully iridescent. It is opaque, and breaks usually with a conchoidal fracture. ..."

4. A Text-book of Important Minerals and Rocks by Samuel Escue Tillman (1900)
"The method of procedure in the determination of minerals should be as follows: Take up the specimen and note its luster, whether metallic, semimetallic, ..."

5. Pyrology: Or Fire Chemistry; a Science Interesting to the General by William Alexander Ross (1875)
"(i) Platinum fused, in about equal proportion, with pure gold on a charcoal mortar over aluminum, affords an extremely thin, pink, semimetallic-looking ..."

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