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Meaning of tellurium

tel•lu•ri•um

Pronunciation: (te-loor'ē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  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; at. wt.: 127.60; at. no.: 52; sp. gr.: 6.24.
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