tellurite

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Named in 1849 because of its chemical composition.[1]

Noun[edit]

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tellurite (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy) A yellowish mineral, tellurium dioxide (TeO2).

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tellurite (plural tellurites)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) The oxyanion TeO32- derived from tellurous acid; any salt containing this anion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997