Definition of tellurite in English:

tellurite

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt of the anion TeO32−.

    • ‘Chromates and bichromates have a commercial advantage over tellurites, being lower in cost.’
    • ‘However, all the tellurite glasses were prepared using commercially available tellurium dioxide and were coloured, usually slightly, yellow-green.’
    • ‘We have made and characterized a new, erbium-doped tellurite glass that has high glass transition temperature.’
    • ‘In summary, we have synthesized and characterized a rare example of an open-framework tellurite material that is related to the mineral zemannite.’
    • ‘The present invention relates to a tellurite glass composition suitable for use in an optical fiber.’

Pronunciation:

tellurite

/ˈtɛljʊrʌɪt/