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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ekasilicon  \Ek`a*sil"i*con\,  n.  [Skr.  [=e]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.] 
  (Chem.) 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  germanium 
  n  :  a  brittle  gray  crystalline  element  that  is  a  semiconducting 
  metalloid  (resembling  silicon)  used  in  transistors; 
  occurs  in  germanite  and  argyrodite  [syn:  {Ge},  {atomic 
  number  32}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  germanium 
  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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