Meaning of germanium

ger•ma•ni•um

Pronunciation: ( jur-mā'nē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a scarce, metallic, grayish-white element, normally tetravalent, used chiefly in transistors. Symbol: Ge; at. wt.: 72.59; at. no.: 32; sp. gr.: 5.36 at 20°C.
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