[ gloo-sahy-nuhm ]
/ gluˈsaɪ nəm /
(formerly) beryllium. Symbol: Gl
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Also glu·cin·i·um [gloo-sin-ee-uhm]. /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
OTHER WORDS FROM glucinumglu·cin·ic [gloo-sin-ik], /gluˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby glucinum
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British Dictionary definitions for glucinum
/ (ɡluːˈsaɪnəm) /
a former name for beryllium
Word Origin for glucinum
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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