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

  • n. See osmium tetroxide.

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  • n. A supposed acid formed from osmium tetroxide but known only as osmate salts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Osmic acid proper, an acid analogous to sulphuric acid, not known in the free state, but forming a well-known and stable series of salts (osmates), which were formerly improperly called osmites.


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