1. Of or pertaining to the earth; proceeding from the earth. "Amid these hot, telluric flames." (Carlyle)

2. <chemistry> Of or pertaining to tellurium; derived from, or resembling, tellurium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with tellurous compounds; as, telluric acid, which is analogous to sulphuric acid.


Telluric bismuth, hessite.

Origin: L. Tellus, -uris, the earth: cf. F. Tellurique.

(01 Mar 1998)

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