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submetallic

[suhb-muh-tal-ik]
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adjective
  1. somewhat or imperfectly metallic.
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Origin of submetallic

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Historical Examples

  • Diallage, an altered form of the mineral augite, with a lamellar structure, and a submetallic lustre on its planes of separation.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia

    Various

  • The colour is dark steel-grey to iron-black, and the lustre brilliant and submetallic: the streak is dark reddish-brown.