Definition of Tellurium

1. Noun. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulfur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 52, Te
Generic synonyms: Chemical Element, Element
Substance meronyms: Graphic Tellurium, Sylvanite, Telluride
Derivative terms: Telluric



Definition of Tellurium

1. n. A rare nonmetallic element, analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver-white metallic luster, but usually combined with metals, as with gold and silver in the mineral sylvanite, with mercury in Coloradoite, etc. Symbol Te. Atomic weight 125.2.

Definition of Tellurium

1. Noun. The chemical element with atomic number 52. Symbol: Te. ¹

2. Noun. A variant spelling of '''tellurion'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tellurium

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Medical Definition of Tellurium

1. A rare nonmetallic element, analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver-white metallic luster, but usually combined with metals, as with gold and silver in the mineral sylvanite, with mercury in Coloradoite, etc. Symbol Te. Atomic weight 125.2. Graphic tellurium. Nagyagite. Synonym: black tellurium. Origin: NL, from L. Tellus, -uris, the earth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tellurium

tellurians
telluric
telluric acid
telluric current
telluride
tellurides
telluriferous
tellurion
tellurions
tellurious
tellurism
tellurite
tellurite reductase
tellurites
telluritian
tellurium (current term)
telluriums
tellurize
tellurized
tellurizes
tellurizing
tellurobismuthite
tellurobismuthites
tellurohauchecornite
tellurolate
tellurolates
tellurometalate
tellurometalates
tellurometallate
tellurometallates

Literary usage of Tellurium

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Separation of Selenium and tellurium from Cadmium, Copper and Bismuth. ... 1.175) precipitates selenium and tellurium free from cadmium, and the greater ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1903)
"The close relation of tellurium to sulphur and selenium however makes it ... 503), that the atomic weight of tellurium is less than that of iodine (125'9). ..."

3. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1910)
"tellurium, Te. At. Wt. 127.5. .11 tellurium is usually determined as the element itself. . j,. If sulphur dioxide is conducted into a hydrochloric ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"tellurium and Ferric Chloride.—By heating together in the dry condition tellurium ... In each case the tellurium obtained was found to answer to all of the ..."

5. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1912)
"SELENIUM AND tellurium The sources of selenium and tellurium are the residues ... Any pyrite is likely to contain selenium and tellurium, although a few are ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"Acted on by nitric acid, and the solution is precipitated by water. It is found in Norway. Analysis of Wehrle :— tellurium 34'6 Bismuth ..."

7. Standard methods of chemical analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"Separation of Selenium and tellurium from Cadmium, Copper and Bismuth. ... 1.175) precipitates selenium and tellurium free from cadmium, and the greater ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1903)
"THE presence of small amounts of tellurium in certain kinds of copper, and its exceptionally deleterious* influence in producing red-shortness of this metal ..."

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