osmious

[ oz-mee-uh s ]
/ ˈɒz mi əs /

adjective Chemistry.

of or containing osmium in its lower valences.

Nearby words

  1. osmic,
  2. osmic acid,
  3. osmics,
  4. osmidrosis,
  5. osmiophilic,
  6. osmiridium,
  7. osmium,
  8. osmium tetroxide,
  9. osmo-,
  10. osmolality

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

/ (ˈɒzməs) /

adjective

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

osmious

/ (ˈɒzmɪəs) /

adjective

another word for osmous
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