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osmious

[oz-mee-uh s]
adjective Chemistry.
  1. of or containing osmium in its lower valences.
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Also os·mous [oz-muh s] /ˈɒz məs/.

Origin of osmious

First recorded in 1840–50; osmi(um) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for osmous

osmous

adjective
  1. of or containing osmium in a low valence state, esp the divalent stateAlso: osmious
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osmious

adjective
  1. another word for osmous
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