osmious

[ oz-mee-uh s ]
/ ˈɒz mi əs /

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing osmium in its lower valences.
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 (1 of 2)

osmous

/ (ˈɒzməs) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for osmous (2 of 2)

osmious

/ (ˈɒzmɪəs) /

adjective

another word for osmous

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