- noun a shiny brittle semimetallic element, used in alloys and manufacturing processes and as a semiconductor
- A lustrous silvery-white semi-metallic chemical element whose atomic number is 52. It is a semiconductor which exhibits increased conduction with exposure to light, and its conductivity varies depending on its crystal alignment. It has about 35 know isotopes, of which 5 are stable. Its applications include its use in semiconductors, lasers, vulcanization, and batteries. Its chemical symbol is Te.
- chemical symbolTe