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tellurous

[tel-yer-uh s, te-loo r-uh s]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. containing tetravalent tellurium.

Origin of tellurous

First recorded in 1835–45; tellur(ium) + -ous
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tellurous

adjective
  1. of or containing tellurium, esp in a low valence state
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