Glucinum
Glucinum Glu*ci"num, n. [Cf. F. glucinium, glycium, fr. Gr. ?, sweet. Cf. {Glycerin}.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state, but is always combined, usually with silica or alumina, or both; as in the minerals phenacite, chrysoberyl, beryl or emerald, euclase, and danalite. It was named from its oxide glucina, which was known long before the element was isolated. Symbol Gl. Atomic weight 9.1. Called also {beryllium}. [Formerly written also {glucinium}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • glucinum — berilis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. beryllium; glucinum vok. Beryllium, n rus. бериллий, m pranc. béryllium, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • glucinum — glucinic /glooh sin ik/, adj. /glooh suy neuhm/, n. Chem. (formerly) beryllium. Symbol: Gl Also, glucinium /glooh sin ee euhm/. [1805 15; < NL < Gk glyk(ýs) sweet (from the taste of some of the salts) + in IN2 + L um n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • glucinum — glu·ci·num …   English syllables

  • glucinum — /gluˈsaɪnəm/ (say glooh suynuhm) noun → beryllium. Symbol: Gl Also, glucinium /gluˈsɪniəm/ (say glooh sineeuhm). {New Latin, from Greek glykys sweet (some of the salts having a sweet taste) …   Australian English dictionary

  • glucinum — noun see glucinium …   Useful english dictionary

  • beryllium — Glucinum Glu*ci num, n. [Cf. F. glucinium, glycium, fr. Gr. ?, sweet. Cf. {Glycerin}.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glucinium — Glucinum Glu*ci num, n. [Cf. F. glucinium, glycium, fr. Gr. ?, sweet. Cf. {Glycerin}.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element, of a silver white color, and low specific gravity (2.1), resembling magnesium. It never occurs naturally in the free state,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glucina — Glu*ci na, n. [Cf. F. glycine, glucine. So called because it forms sweet salts. See {Glucinum}.] (Chem.) A white or gray tasteless powder, the oxide of the element glucinum; formerly called glucine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gl — abbreviation 1. gill 2. glass 3. glaze 4. gloria 5. gloss 6. glossary * * * Symbol, Chem. glucinum. * * * Gl (no period), glucinum ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • GL — abbreviation 1. Gothic letter 2. grand lodge 3. grid leak 4. ground level 5. gunlaying * * * Symbol, Chem. glucinum. * * * Gl (no period), glucinum (beryllium) …   Useful english dictionary

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