Telluric : Definition


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Definitions of Telluric

Pronunciation : Tel*lu"ric
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. tellus, -uris, the earth: cf. F. tellurique.]
Definition : 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth. Amid these hot, telluric flames. Carlyle.

2. (Chem.)

Defn: Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or resembling, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with tellurous compounds; as, telluric acid, which is analogous to sulphuric acid. Telluric bismuth (Min.), tetradymite. -- Telluric silver (Min.), hessite.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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