from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or derived from tellurium, especially with valence 4.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Containing tellurium in a higher valency than in telluric compounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or containing, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or obtained from tellurium.
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Telluric acid is reduced to tellurous (with evolution of chlorine) on boiling with hydrochloric acid.