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germanium (n.)

chemical element, coined 1885 in Modern Latin by its discoverer (German chemist Clemens Alexander Winkler) from Latin Germania "Germany" (see Germany). With metallic element ending -ium.

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Definitions of germanium from WordNet

germanium (n.)
a brittle grey crystalline element that is a semiconducting metalloid (resembling silicon) used in transistors; occurs in germanite and argyrodite;
Synonyms: Ge / atomic number "
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