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

  • adj. Variant of osmous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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