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[tel-yuh-rahyd, -rid]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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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  1. any compound of tellurium, esp one formed between tellurium and a more electropositive element or group
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telluride in Science


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