Definition of osmic in English:

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osmic

Pronunciation: /ˈäzmik/

adjective

Relating to odors or the sense of smell.
Example sentences
  • A predator doused by the skunk's osmic barrage is doubtless deterred.

Derivatives

osmically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The fact is that the osmically specific properties of odorous substances have still not been securely identified.

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek osmē 'smell, odor' + -ic.

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