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1. Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.
2. Derived from or containing tellurium, especially with valence 6.
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1. (Geological Science) of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth or soil; terrestrial, esp in reference to natural electrical or magnetic fields
2. (Astronomy) astronomy (of spectral lines or bands) observed in the spectra of celestial objects and caused by oxygen, water vapour, and carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere
[C19: from Latin tellūs the earth]
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state
[C20: from tellur(ium) + -ic]
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1. pertaining or belonging to the earth; terrestrial.
2. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.
1. of or containing tellurium, esp. in the hexavalent state.
2. containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.
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|Adj.||1.||telluric - of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium|
|2.||telluric - of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air|
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