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be·ryl·li·um

 (bə-rĭl′ē-əm)
n. Symbol Be
A high-melting, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, rigid, steel-gray metallic element used as an aerospace structural material, as a moderator and reflector in nuclear reactors, and in a copper alloy used for springs, electrical contacts, and nonsparking tools. Atomic number 4; atomic weight 9.0122; melting point 1,287°C; boiling point 2,470°C; specific gravity 1.848; valence 2. See Periodic Table.

[From beryl.]

beryllium

(bɛˈrɪlɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a corrosion-resistant toxic silvery-white metallic element that occurs chiefly in beryl and is used mainly in X-ray windows and in the manufacture of alloys. Symbol: Be; atomic no: 4; atomic wt: 9.012; valency: 2; relative density: 1.848; melting pt: 1289°C; boiling pt: 2472°C. Former names: glucinum or glucinium
[C19: from Latin bēryllus, from Greek bērullos]

be•ryl•li•um

(bəˈrɪl i əm)

n.
a hard, light metallic element, used chiefly in copper alloys to reduce fatigue in springs and electrical contacts. Symbol: Be; at. wt.: 9.0122; at. no.: 4; sp. gr.: 1.8 at 20° C.
[1860–65; < Latin bēryll(us) beryl + -ium 2]

be·ryl·li·um

(bə-rĭl′ē-əm)
Symbol Be A hard, lightweight, steel-gray metallic element that is an alkaline-earth metal and is found in various minerals, especially beryl. It has a high melting point and resists corrosion. Beryllium is used to make sturdy, lightweight alloys and to control the speed of neutrons inside the core of nuclear reactors. Atomic number 4. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beryllium - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic elementberyllium - a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
beryl - the chief source of beryllium; colored transparent varieties are valued as gems
chrysoberyl - a rare hard yellow green mineral consisting of beryllium aluminate in crystal form; used as a gemstone
gadolinite, ytterbite - a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
Translations
berillium
بيريليوم
берилий
beril·li
beryllium
beryllium
berilio
berüllium
بریلیوم
beryllium
בריליום
बेरिलियम
berilij
berillium
beryllium
berilium
beryllín
ベリリウム
베릴륨
beryllium
berilis
berilijs
ബെറിലിയം
beriliu
berýlium
berilij
berilijumберилиjум
beryllium
berili
บริลเลียม
берилiй
berili

beryllium

[beˈrɪljəm] Nberilio m

beryllium

[bɛˈrɪlɪəm] nberillio
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