Dictionary.com

osmic

[ oz-mik ]
/ ˈɒz mɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective Chemistry.
of or containing osmium in its higher valences, especially the tetravalent state.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of osmic

First recorded in 1835–45; osm(ium) + -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use osmic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for osmic

osmic
/ (ˈɒzmɪk) /

adjective
of or containing osmium in a high valence state, esp the tetravalent state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK