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germanium

ger·ma·ni·um

germanium

 
pronunciation:
jr meI ni m
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a tetravalent metal chemical element that has thirty-two protons in each nucleus and occurs naturally as a contaminant of coal, but can be purified for use in transistors and as a component of high-quality optical glass. (symbol: Ge)
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