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Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32.

This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin.

Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors.

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