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osmic

[oz-mik]
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adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or containing osmium in its higher valences, especially the tetravalent state.
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Origin of osmic

First recorded in 1835–45; osm(ium) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for osmic

Historical Examples

  • That particular kind of fat does not stain with osmic acid in the usual way.

    Dactylography

    Henry Faulds

  • Greasy finger-marks may also be acted on chemically, so as to bring out details by the application of osmic acid.

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    Henry Faulds

  • These ciliated furrows stain deeply with osmic acid, and nervous impulses are certainly transmitted along them.

  • The metal osmium, if exposed to the flame of oxidation, fuses and is finally dissipated as osmic acid.

  • Staining with osmic acid or Sudan (p. 109) will remove any doubt as to their nature.


British Dictionary definitions for osmic

osmic

adjective
  1. of or containing osmium in a high valence state, esp the tetravalent state
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