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glucinum

[ gloo-sahy-nuhm ]
/ gluˈsaɪ nəm /
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noun Chemistry.
(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 glucinum

glu·cin·ic [gloo-sin-ik], /gluˈsɪn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glucinum

glucinum

glucinium (ɡluːˈsɪnɪəm)

/ (ɡluːˈsaɪnəm) /

noun
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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