glucinum

glucinum

[gloo-sahy-nuhm]
noun Chemistry.
(formerly) beryllium. Symbol: Gl
Also, glucinium [gloo-sin-ee-uhm] .


Origin:
1805–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek glyk(ýs) sweet (from the taste of some of the salts) + -in- -in2 + Latin -um noun suffix

glucinic [gloo-sin-ik] , adjective
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glucinum or glucinium (ɡluːˈsaɪnəm, ɡluːˈsɪnɪəm)
 
n
a former name for beryllium
 
[C19: New Latin glucina beryllium oxide, from Greek glukus sweet + -in; alluding to the sweet taste of some of the salts]
 
glucinium or glucinium
 
n
 
[C19: New Latin glucina beryllium oxide, from Greek glukus sweet + -in; alluding to the sweet taste of some of the salts]

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