Germanium Definition

jər-mānē-əm
noun
A grayish-white, nonmetallic chemical element of the carbon family used in semiconductors, transistors, infrared equipment, etc.: symbol, Ge; at. no. 32
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • atomic number 32
  • ge
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Origin of Germanium

  • Latin Germania (“Germany”) +‎ -ium

    From Wiktionary

  • After Germania

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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