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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or belonging to osmium; specifically, noting an oxid of osmium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the osmic compounds.
  • adjective (Chem.), an acid derived from osmium, analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming unstable salts. It is a brown amorphous substance.

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  • adjective chemistry Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the osmic compounds.

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