Osmium-tetroxide meaning

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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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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(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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