Origin of telluriumModL: coined (1798) by M. H. Klaproth (1743-1817), German chemist from Classical Latin tellus, earth (see tellurian) + -ium, in contrast to uranium
Origin of telluriumFrom Latin tellūs, tellūr- earth ( by contrast with uranium, under a conception of the latter as an element of the heavens because of its being named after the planet Uranus )
- (uncountable) The chemical element with atomic number 52. Symbol: Te.
- A variant spelling of tellurion.