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Tellureted
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Tellurium definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TELLU'RIUM, n. A metal recently discovered by Klaproth, combined with gold and silver in the ores, and received from the bannat of Temeswar. The ores are denominated native, graphic, yellow, and black. The native tellurium is of a color between tin and silver, and sometimes inclines to a steel gray. The graphic tellurium is stell gray; but sometimes white, yellow or lead gray. These ores are found massive or crystallized.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: tellurium, Te, atomic number 52]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tellur-, tellus earth Date: 1800 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

Dictionary of the Elements

tellurium
Symbol: Te
Atomic number: 52
Atomic weight: 127.60
Silvery metalloid element of group 16. Eight natural isotopes, nine radioactive isotopes. Used in semiconductors and to a degree in some steels. Chemistry is similar to sulphur. Discovered in 1782 by Franz Miller.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Chem. a rare brittle lustrous silver-white element occurring naturally in ores of gold and silver, used in semiconductors. Usage: Symb.: Te. Derivatives: telluride n. tellurite n. tellurous adj. Etymology: L tellus -uris earth, prob. named in contrast to uranium

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tellurium Tel*lu"ri*um, n. [NL., from L. tellus, -uris, the earth.] (Chem.) 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. (Min.) See Sylvanite. Tellurium glance (Min.), nagyagite; -- called also black tellurium.



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