chrysoberyl
noun Etymology: Latin chrysoberyllus, from Greek chrysobēryllos, from chrys- + bēryllos beryl Date: 1661 1. obsolete a yellowish beryl 2. a hard usually yellow or green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminum oxide and sometimes used as a gem

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  • chrysobéryl — [ krizoberil ] n. m. • 1834; de chryso et béryl ♦ Pierre précieuse constituée par de l aluminate naturel de béryllium. ⇒ œil de chat. ● chrysobéryl nom masculin Aluminate naturel de béryllium, de formule BeAl2O4. ● chrysobéryl (synonymes) nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chrysoberyl — Chrys o*ber yl, n. [L. chrysoberyllus, Gr. ?; chryso s gold + ? beryl.] (Min.) A mineral, found in crystals, of a yellow to green or brown color, and consisting of aluminia and glucina. It is very hard, and is often used as a gem. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chrysoberyl — [kris′ō ber΄il, kris′ə ber΄il] n. [ CHRYSO + BERYL] a very hard, yellowish or greenish mineral, BeAl2O4, used as a gem; beryllium aluminum oxide …   English World dictionary

  • chrysoberyl — /kris euh ber euhl/, n. a mineral, beryllium aluminate, BeAl2O4, occurring in green or yellow crystals, sometimes used as a gem. Also called cymophane. [1350 1400; ME < L chrysoberyllus < Gk chrysobéryllos, equiv. to chryso CHRYSO + béryllos… …   Universalium

  • chrysoberyl — chrizoberilas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mineralas. formulė Al₂BeO₄ atitikmenys: angl. chrysoberyl rus. хризоберилл …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • chrysoberyl — noun A vitreous mineral, often pale green, a mixed oxide of aluminium and beryllium with the chemical formula BeAlO, used as a gemstone …   Wiktionary

  • chrysoberyl — [ˌkrɪsə(ʊ) bɛrɪl] noun a greenish or yellowish green mineral consisting of an oxide of beryllium and aluminium. Origin C17: from L. chrysoberyllus, from Gk khrusos gold + bērullos beryl …   English new terms dictionary

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