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osmic acid Syllabification: os·mic ac·id

Definition of osmic acid in English:

noun

Chemistry
A solution of osmium tetroxide.
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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