Metallic

Definition of Metallic

Me`tal´lic
a.1.Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
2.(Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; conductive of electricity; basic; forming positive ions in solution; antacid.
Metallic iron
iron in the state of the metal, as distinquished from its ores, as magnetic iron.
Metallic paper
paper covered with a thin solution of lime, whiting, and size. When written upon with a pewter or brass pencil, the lines can hardly be effaced.
Metallic tinking
(Med.) a sound heard in the chest, when a cavity communicating with the air passages contains both air and liquid.

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