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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing osmium, especially in a compound with a valence of 4 or a valence higher than that in a comparable osmous compound.
  • adj. Of or relating to odors or the sense of smell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, osmium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a higher valence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, osmium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a valence higher than in other lower compounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., pertaining to or obtained from osmium: as, osmic acid (H2OsO4).

Etymologies

osm(ium) + -ic.
Greek osmē, smell + -ic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
osmium +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

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