[jer-mey-nee-uh m] /dʒərˈmeɪ ni əm/
a scarce, metallic, grayish-white element, normally tetravalent, used chiefly in transistors. Symbol: Ge; atomic weight: 72.59; atomic number: 32; specific gravity: 5.36 at 20°C.
a brittle crystalline grey element that is a semiconducting metalloid, occurring principally in zinc ores and argyrodite: used in transistors, as a catalyst, and to strengthen and harden alloys. Symbol: Ge; atomic no: 32; atomic wt: 72.61; valency: 2 or 4; relative density: 5.323; melting pt: 938.35°C; boiling pt: 2834°C
germanium ger·ma·ni·um (jər-mā’nē-əm)
A brittle crystalline gray-white metalloid element, used as a semiconductor and in certain optical glasses. Atomic number 32; atomic weight 72.61; melting point 938.25°C; boiling point 2,830°C; specific gravity 5.323 (at 25°C); valence 2, 4.
A brittle, crystalline, grayish-white metalloid element that is found in coal, in zinc ores, and in several minerals. It is used as a semiconductor and in wide-angle lenses. Atomic number 32; atomic weight 72.59; melting point 937.4°C; boiling point 2,830°C; specific gravity 5.323 (at 25°C); valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table.
noun 1. a twining composite plant, Senecio mikanioides, native to southern Africa, having ivy-shaped leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
noun, Pathology. 1. . noun 1. (functioning as sing) a nontechnical name for rubella German measles Ger·man measles (jûr’mən) n. See rubella. German measles (jûr’mən) An infectious disease caused by the rubella virus of the genus Rubivirus, characterized by mild fever and skin rash. German measles can cause congenital defects if a woman is exposed […]
- German measles virus
German measles virus n. See rubella virus.
1. a combining form of : Germanophile.