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osmium tetroxide


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A volatile poisonous pale yellow solid, OsO4, with a pungent smell, used as an oxidizing agent and in solution to stain and fix biological material, especially lipids.

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  • noun chemistry An oxide of the metal osmium, OsO4; it is very poisonous, has a pungent smell and can cause blindness; it is a powerful oxidizing agent, and is used to stain biological materials.


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