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telluric

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[ te-loor-ik ]
/ tɛˈlʊər ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the earth; terrestrial.
of or proceeding from the earth or soil.

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Origin of telluric

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1830–40; <Latin tellūr- (stem of tellūs) earth + -ic

Definition for telluric (2 of 2)

telluric2
[ te-loor-ik ]
/ tɛˈlʊər ɪk /

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing tellurium, especially in the hexavalent state.
containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.

Origin of telluric

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First recorded in 1790–1800; tellur(ium) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for telluric (1 of 2)

telluric1
/ (tɛˈlʊərɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth or soil; terrestrial, esp in reference to natural electrical or magnetic fields
astronomy (of spectral lines or bands) observed in the spectra of celestial objects and caused by oxygen, water vapour, and carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere

Word Origin for telluric

C19: from Latin tellūs the earth

British Dictionary definitions for telluric (2 of 2)

telluric2
/ (tɛˈlʊərɪk) /

adjective

of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state

Word Origin for telluric

C20: from tellur (ium) + -ic
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Medical definitions for telluric

telluric
[ tĕ-lurĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.
Derived from or containing tellurium, especially with valence 6.
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