Named in 1849 because of its chemical composition.
tellurite (plural tellurites)
- (inorganic chemistry) The oxyanion TeO32- derived from tellurous acid; any salt containing this anion.
- ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997
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