beryllium

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any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium) alkaline-earth metal , alkaline earth
chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems beryl
copper-base alloy containing beryllium beryllium bronze
rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone chrysoberyl
mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium gadolinite , ytterbite
steel or beryllium sphere containing plutonium 239 that triggers nuclear fission when compressed by explosives plutonium pit , plutonium trigger
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