Contractions. - Tellur. Tel.
May be obtained from the operative chemists.
Characters. - Though possessing a high metallic lustre, like Bismuth, this is a non-metallic element closely allied to Sulphur and Selenium. It is very brittle, fuses between 800° and 900°, and at a higher temperature is converted into a yellow vapour. When heated strongly in the open air it burns with a blue flame edged with green, and emits a peculiar characteristic odour, while dense white fumes of Tellurous Anhydride are given off.
Preparation. - Trituration.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Amer. Horn. Review, v.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 3, Trituration only. 4, dilute Tincture only. 5 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.