tellurous

[ tel-yer-uhs, te-loor-uhs ]
/ ˈtɛl yər əs, tɛˈlʊər əs /

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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