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tellurous

[ tel-yer-uhs, te-loor-uhs ]
/ ˈtɛl yər əs, tɛˈlʊər əs /
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adjective Chemistry.
containing tetravalent tellurium.
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Origin of tellurous

First recorded in 1835–45; tellur(ium) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for tellurous

tellurous
/ (ˈtɛljʊrəs, tɛˈlʊərəs) /

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