Osmic meaning

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Relating to or containing osmium, especially in a compound with a valence of 4 or a valence higher than that in a comparable osmous compound.
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Of or relating to odors or the sense of smell.
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Designating or of chemical compounds in which osmium has a higher valence than in the corresponding osmous compounds.
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(chemistry, obsolete) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, osmium; specifically, designating those compounds in which it has a higher valence.

Osmic oxide.

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Origin of osmic

  • Greek osmē smell –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • osm(ium) –ic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • osmium +"Ž -ic

    From Wiktionary