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glucinum

[gloo-sahy-nuh m] /gluˈsaɪ nəm/
noun, Chemistry
1.
(formerly) beryllium. Symbol: Gl.
Also, glucinium
[gloo-sin-ee-uh m] /gluˈsɪn i əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Neo-Latin < Greek glyk(ýs) sweet (from the taste of some of the salts) + -in- -in2 + Latin -um noun suffix
Related forms
glucinic
[gloo-sin-ik] /gluˈsɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glucinum

glucinum

/ɡluːˈsaɪnəm/
noun
1.
a former name for beryllium
Word Origin
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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