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See telluric.


tellurism (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A hypothetical form of animal magnetism, ascribed to the agency of a telluric spirit or influence.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of S. Thompson to this entry?)
  2. (medicine, obsolete) The supposed influence of emanations from the soil in producing disease.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tellurism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)