- of or containing osmium in its higher valences, especially the tetravalent state.
Origin of osmic
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That particular kind of fat does not stain with osmic acid in the usual way.
Greasy finger-marks may also be acted on chemically, so as to bring out details by the application of osmic acid.
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.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
- of or containing osmium in a high valence state, esp the tetravalent state
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