tellurium

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

Definition of tellurium

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of tellurium

New Latin, from Latin tellur-, tellus earth


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tellurium

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

medical Definition of tellurium

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

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