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telluride

[ tel-yuh-rahyd, -rid ]
/ ˈtɛl yəˌraɪd, -rɪd /
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noun Chemistry.
a binary compound of tellurium with an electropositive element or group.
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Origin of telluride

1840–50; tellur(ium) + -ide
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British Dictionary definitions for telluride

telluride
/ (ˈtɛljʊˌraɪd) /

noun
any compound of tellurium, esp one formed between tellurium and a more electropositive element or group
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Scientific definitions for telluride

telluride
[ tĕlyə-rīd′ ]

A chemical compound of tellurium and another element, including gold and silver. Telluride is found in mineral ores.
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