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tellurium

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noun tel·lu·ri·um \tə-ˈlu̇r-ē-əm, te-\

Definition of tellurium

  1. :  a semimetallic element that occurs in a silvery-white brittle crystalline form of metallic luster, in a dark amorphous form, or combined with metals and that is used especially in alloys and catalysts — see element table



Origin and Etymology of tellurium

New Latin, from Latin tellur-, tellus earth


First Known Use: 1800


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tellurium

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noun tel·lu·ri·um \tə-ˈlu̇r-ē-əm, te-\

Medical Definition of tellurium

  1. :  a semimetallic element related to selenium and sulfur that occurs in a silvery white brittle crystalline form of metallic luster, in a dark amorphous form, or combined with metals and that is used especially in alloys—symbol Te; see element table




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