beryllium

noun be·ryl·li·um \ bə-ˈri-lē-əm \
Updated on: 4 Jan 2018

Definition of beryllium

: a toxic divalent metallic element with four protons that is steel-gray in color, light and strong but brittle, and is used chiefly as a hardening agent in alloys — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of beryllium

New Latin, from Greek bēryllion


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beryllium

noun be·ryl·li·um \ bə-ˈril-ē-əm \

medical Definition of beryllium

: a steel-gray light strong brittle toxic bivalent metallic element used chiefly as a hardening agent in alloys symbol Be — see Chemical Elements Table

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