Definition of osmic acid in English:

osmic acid

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A solution of osmium tetroxide.
    More example sentences
    • The bacilli were stained by osmic acid and not dissolved by potash tye.
    • Small pieces of tissue are immersed in 2 per cent osmic acid for 8 to 16 days.

Origin

mid 19th century: osmic from osmium + -ic.

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