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Scope note
Semi-metallic element having symbol Ge and atomic number 32. A silvery gray metalloid, germanium occurs in sulfide ores and is used as a semiconductor, in alloys, and in the manufacture of infrared transmitting glass.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024