tellurism


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tel·lu·rism

(tel'ū-rizm),
The alleged influence of emanations from soil in producing disease.
[L. tellus (tellur-), the earth]

tellurism

Paranormal
(1) The alleged influence of soil emanations in producing disease.
(2) A hypothesis of animal magnetism of dubious merit, in which the phenomena are ascribed to the agency of a “telluric” spirit or influence.

Paranormal tellurism is not used in the working medical parlance.

Toxicology
Tellurium poisoning, see there.

tellurism

(tĕl′ū-rĭzm) [″ + Gr. -ismos, condition]
The unproven and vague concept that emanations from the earth cause disease.