<chemistry> The name of a hypothetical element predicted and afterwards discovered and named germanium; so called because it was a missing analogue of the silicon group. See Germanium, and cf. Ekkabor.

Origin: Skr. Ka one + E. Silicon.

(01 Mar 1998)

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