Osmious
Osmious Os"mi*ous, a. (Chem.) Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the {osmic} compounds; as, osmious chloride. [Written also {osmous}.] [1913 Webster]

{Osmious acid} (Chem.), an acid derived from osmium, analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming unstable salts. It is a brown amorphous substance. [1913 Webster]


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  • osmious — /oz mee euhs/, adj. Chem. of or containing osmium in its lower valences. [1840 50; OSMI(UM) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • osmious — variant of osmous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osmious acid — Osmious Os mi*ous, a. (Chem.) Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the {osmic} compounds; as, osmious chloride. [Written also {osmous}.] [1913 Webster] {Osmious acid} (Chem.), an acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osmous — Osmious Os mi*ous, a. (Chem.) Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the {osmic} compounds; as, osmious chloride. [Written also {osmous}.] [1913 Webster] {Osmious acid} (Chem.), an acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osmite — os mite, n. (Chem.) A salt of osmious acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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