nonmetal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nonmetal \Non"met`al\, n. (Chem.)
   Any one of the set of elements which, as contrasted with the
   metals, possess, produce, or receive, acid rather than basic
   properties; a metalloid; as, oxygen, sulphur, and chlorine
   are nonmetals.
   [1913 Webster]
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