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gallium arsenide

noun, Chemistry
1.
a crystalline and highly toxic semiconductor, GaAs, used in light-emitting diodes, lasers, and electronic devices.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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gallium arsenide  
A dark-gray crystalline compound used in transistors, solar cells, and semiconductor lasers. Chemical formula: GaAs.
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