of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.
of or proceeding from the earth or soil.
adjective, Chemistry.
of or containing tellurium, especially in the hexavalent state.
containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.
of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth or soil; terrestrial, esp in reference to natural electrical or magnetic fields
(astronomy) (of spectral lines or bands) observed in the spectra of celestial objects and caused by oxygen, water vapour, and carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere
of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state

telluric tel·lu·ric (tě-lur’ĭk)

Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.

Derived from or containing tellurium, especially with valence 6.


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