Chemistry. a salt of tellurous acid, as sodium tellurite, Na 2 TeO 3 .
a rare mineral, tellurium dioxide, TeO 2 .
any salt or ester of tellurous acid
noun, Chemistry. 1. a rare, lustrous, brittle, crystalline, silver-white element resembling sulfur in its properties, and usually occurring in nature combined with gold, silver, or other metals of high atomic weight: used in the manufacture of alloys and as a coloring agent in glass and ceramics. Symbol: Te; atomic weight: 127.60; atomic number: 52; specific […]
verb (used with object), tellurized, tellurizing. 1. to mix or cause to combine with tellurium. verb 1. (transitive) to mix or combine with tellurium
1. a combining form meaning “earth”, used in the formation of compound words: telluric. 2. a combining form representing tellurium in compound words: telluride.
[tel-yuh-rom-i-ter] /ˌtɛl yəˈrɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a surveying instrument using microwaves to measure distance. tellurometer /ˌtɛljʊˈrɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (surveying) an electronic instrument for measuring distances of up to about 30 miles that consists of two units, one at each end of the distance to be measured, between which radio waves are transmitted
adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing tetravalent tellurium. adjective 1. of or containing tellurium, esp in a low valence state