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 for beryllium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beryllium \Be*ryl"li*um\, n. [NL.] (Chem.)
     A metallic element found in the beryl. See Glucinum.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beryllium
      n 1: a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
           [syn: beryllium, Be, glucinium, atomic number 4]

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  beryllium
  Symbol: Be
  Atomic number: 4
  Atomic weight: 9.0122
  Grey metallic element of group 2 of the periodic table. Is toxic and can
  cause severe lung diseases and dermatitis. Shows high covalent
  character.
  It was isolated independently by F. Wohler and A.A. Bussy in 1828.
  

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