Telluric bismuth
Telluric Tel*lu"ric, a. [L. tellus, -uris, the earth: cf. F. tellurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth. [1913 Webster]

Amid these hot, telluric flames. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Telluric bismuth} (Min.), tetradymite.

{Telluric silver} (Min.), hessite. [1913 Webster]


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  • telluric bismuth — Tetradymite Tet*rad y*mite, n. [Gr. tetra dymos fourfold. So named from its occurrence in compound twin crystals, or fourlings.] (Min.) A telluride of bismuth. It is of a pale steel gray color and metallic luster, and usually occurs in foliated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telluric — Tel*lu ric, a. [L. tellus, uris, the earth: cf. F. tellurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth. [1913 Webster] Amid these hot, telluric flames. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telluric silver — Telluric Tel*lu ric, a. [L. tellus, uris, the earth: cf. F. tellurique.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth. [1913 Webster] Amid these hot, telluric flames. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tetradymite — Tet*rad y*mite, n. [Gr. tetra dymos fourfold. So named from its occurrence in compound twin crystals, or fourlings.] (Min.) A telluride of bismuth. It is of a pale steel gray color and metallic luster, and usually occurs in foliated masses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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