Definition of tellurium :
A rare nonmetallic element, analogous to sulphur and selenium, occasionally found native as a substance of a silver- white metallic luster, but usually combined with metals, as with gold and silver in the mineral sylvanite, with mercury in Coloradoite, etc. Symbol Te. Atomic weight 125. 2.
element (part of speech: noun)
europium, iodine, cobalt, zinc, neodymium, arsenic, carbon, argon, beryllium, silicon, plutonium, boron, praseodymium, phosphorus, antimony, protactinium, americium, chlorine, strontium, manganese, technetium, cadmium, erbium, copper, tantalum, potassium, lutetium, cesium, fermium, germanium, neptunium, osmium, lead, thallium, oxygen, mendelevium, californium, rhenium, xenon, berkelium, curium, thulium, rubidium, lithium, gallium, niobium, magnesium, mercury, iron, uranium, palladium, tin, bromine, terbium, cerium, krypton, nickel, holmium, samarium, polonium, rhodium, thorium, helium, nobelium, sodium, hydrogen, indium, neon, gold, hafnium, vanadium, silver, bismuth, molybdenum, radon, ytterbium, einsteinium, gadolinium, calcium, nitrogen, platinum, titanium, dysprosium, lanthanum, francium, iridium, chromium, scandium, aluminum, yttrium, tungsten, selenium, astatine, actinium, sulfur, fluorine, barium, radium, zirconium, ruthenium, element, promethium
- With this positive current the tellurium pins make marks upon the paper tape, but the iron pins make no mark. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- In this case the iron pins mark the paper tape, but the tellurium pins make no mark. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
- Three- quarters of the present gold production of the world comes from gold that is mixed with pyrites- which is a sulphide of iron, or from tellurides- in which a tellurium- hydrogen compound has been the chemical agent. - "The Boy With the U.S. Miners", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.