- (formerly) beryllium. Symbol: Gl
Also glu·cin·i·um [gloo-sin-ee-uh m] /gluˈsɪn i əm/.
Origin of glucinum
1805–15; < New Latin < Greek glyk(ýs) sweet (from the taste of some of the salts) + -in- -in2 + Latin -um noun suffix
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- 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
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