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Noun: tellurium  te'l(y)ûr-ee-um
  1. A brittle silver-white metalloid element that is related to selenium and sulphur; it is used in alloys and as a semiconductor; occurs mainly as tellurides in ores of copper and nickel and silver and gold
    - Te, atomic number 52

Derived forms: telluriums

Type of: chemical element, element

Part of: graphic tellurium, sylvanite, telluride

Encyclopedia: Tellurium