metalloid

A chemical element with properties between those of metals and non-metals. These include boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, antimony, and tellurium. They can combine with a metal to form a metal alloy, and often act as biological toxins or nutrients, depending on the concentration.

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metalloids
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Adapted from "metalloid." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 19 Jan 2016
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