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metalloid

a nonmetallic element, such as arsenic or silicon, that has some of the properties of a metal

metalloid

[′med·ə‚lȯid]
(chemistry)
An element whose properties are intermediate between those of metals and nonmetals. Also known as semimetal.
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Kocar, "Biogeochemical processes controlling the cycling of arsenic in soils and sediments," in Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Heavy Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments, pp.
Uncommon heavy metals, metalloids and their plant toxicity: A review.
The presence of the metalloid boron, in this case, results in forming localized p-d type connections that reduce the number of polarizable-orbital rotation in the d orbital of the cobalt atoms and niobium [6].
Of the heavy metals and metalloid salts, the NaAsLL solution resulted in the highest EC and CuS[O.sub.4] solution resulted in the lowest EC.
Arsenic is a colorless tasteless and naturally present metalloid element found in water air and soil (Han et al.
The biological effects of Se mostly depend on the incorporation of this metalloid into selenoproteins in the form of the amino acid selenocysteine (6).
Those elements may combine with the element boron (a metalloid chemical element with atomic number 5 and the chemical symbol B).
Antimony is a metalloid element that has been in increased demand in recent years for applications in microelectronics.
Arsenic - a metalloid element - is a natural part of earth's crust at some places.
Arsenic is a ubiquitous metalloid that is introduced in to the environment from both anthropogenic and geochemical sources (Smith et al., 1998).
These findings suggest that the analysis of a small number of urine samples may he adequate to estimate an individual's exposure to InAs from drinking water and that the determination of the concentration of As in a drinking water supply may he a useful surrogate for estimating exposure to this metalloid.