tellur-, telluri-

(Latin: earth)

Relating to, like, or pertaining to, both heaven and earth.
A reference to, or pertaining to, the earth.
tellurian (s) (noun), tellurians (pl)
1. A dweller or occupier of the earth: The tellurians, or terrestrial humans, are people who enjoy or suffer depending on where they are living on this planet.
2. Etymology: from Latin tellur-, a form of tellus, "earth, land, ground."
Someone who lives on earth as opposed to another place in space.

A person who dwells on earth and not on some other planet.
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1. Originating or coming from the earth or its atmosphere.
2. Referring to, or proceeding from, the earth or soil.
3. Relating to, or containing, tellurium; especially, in a high valence.
1. A model that shows how day and night and the seasons result from the earth's orbit and its tilted axis in relation to the sun.
2. An apparatus that shows how the movement of earth on its axis and around the sun causes day and night and the seasons.
tellurism (s) (noun)
1. The hypothesis of animal magnetism, in which the phenomena are ascribed to the agency of a telluric spirit (proceeding from the earth) or influence.
2. The alleged influence of soil emanations in producing disease.
3. A syndrome resulting from exposure to tellurium and its compounds and comprising dry mouth and skin, metallic taste, nausea, anorexia, somnolence, and vomiting.

The breath of people working with tellurium has a strong, garlicky smell.

4. Etymology: from Latin tellus, "earth; earthy" + -ism, "suffix for forming nouns."
Information is located at Chemical Element: tellurium.
1. A surveying instrument that measures distance by measuring the round-trip travel time of reflected microwaves.
2. A device that measures distances using the time that microwaves or radio waves take to be transmitted across the distance to be measured.
Relating to, or containing, tellurium; especially, in a low valence.