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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A binary compound of tellurium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound of tellurium with a more positive element or radical; -- formerly called telluret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A compound of tellurium with an electropositive element. Also called telluret.

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

  • n. any binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements

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