from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Divalent tellurium, or a compound of tellurium, especially a binary compound of tellurium with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound of tellurium with an electropositive element. Also called telluret.
  • noun An ore of a precious metal (gold or silver) which contains tellurium as a constituent in notable proportion, the presence of this element entailing certain changes in the usual course of metallurgical treatment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A compound of tellurium with a more positive element or radical; -- formerly called telluret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry (countable) A compound of a metal with tellurium; metal salts of tellurane
  • noun chemistry (countable) Any organic compound of general formula R2Te (R not = H), the tellurium analogues of ethers
  • noun mineralogy (uncountable) Another name for sylvanite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements


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