An element, such as silicon or germanium, intermediate in properties between that of a metal and a nonmetal; especially one that exhibits the external characteristics of a metal, but behaves chemically more as a nonmetal. (noun)
Examples of word metalloid
Silicon is a chemical element with the metalloid, meaning that it has a silver shine to it, and that it is a moderate conductor, and shares some other properties of non-metals.
Purser Hardy Dickens heard only the incessant tapping of metalloid bodies against metalloid walls, a reminder of the endless droning of days of his last hundred or so years of life aboard the Interplanetary Love Ship.
Arsenic is an element (atomic number 33) classed as a semi-metal or metalloid.
Unconcerned by the shifting tide of traffic advancing toward him across the blackened beach of this urban nightmare, he watched the luminous sun melt into the metalloid dreams of Bay City.
As a metalloid, arsenic is a semiconductor, like silicon.
Despite its metallic appearance, it is not considered a metal, but a metalloid.
Silicon, atomic number of 14, is a semi-metallic or metalloid, because it has several of the metallic characteristics.
I have not been pumping any metal, nor even an alloy, metalloid or compound...not even an nonferrous metal...the most I've pumped is my hand lotion dispenser, and I'm pretty sure that's a polymer
The headbands of men glittered, their tunics were of shimmering metalloid mesh, colorful trousers banded with gold went into soft half-boots.
Millions of years ago, after the Night of Demons when the Elder Gods had to smite themselves into ‘sleep,’ the somewhat metalloid Hell Creatures hurriedly invaded Earth and took over the vast network of tunnels which the Elder Gods had built to honeycomb the planet.