- atomic number 31
Origin of Gallium
Named by its discoverer Lecoq, after Latin Gallia (“Gaul”). It was claimed that Lecoq had named the element after himself, since gallus is the Latin translation of the French le coq, but Lecoq denied this in an article of 1877.
From Latin gallus cock punning translation of surname of Paul Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838–1912), French chemist and element's discoverer French le the French coq rooster
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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