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beryllium Syllabification: be·ryl·li·um
Pronunciation: /bəˈrilēəm/

Definition of beryllium in English:


The chemical element of atomic number 4, a hard gray metal. (Symbol: Be)

Beryllium is the lightest of the alkaline earth metals, and its chief source is the mineral beryl. It is used in the manufacture of light corrosion-resistant alloys and in windows in X-ray equipment

Example sentences
  • The reactive elements contained in alloys such as magnesium, strontium, sodium, calcium, beryllium, and titanium are also factors in oxide formation.
  • Elements such as lead, tellurium, beryllium, chromium, phosphorus, and manganese have little or no effect on the corrosion resistance of coppers and binary copper-zinc alloys.
  • Her history included a relatively short period of exposure to a mixture of silica, hard metal, and beryllium.

Words that rhyme with beryllium

cilium, psyllium, trillium
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