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 derived from osmium, analogous to sulphurous acid, and forming unstable salts. It is a brown amorphous substance. [1913 Webster]


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  • osmous — [äz′məs, äs′məs] adj. designating or of chemical compounds in which osmium has a lower valence than in the corresponding osmic compounds * * * os·mous (ŏzʹməs) also os·mi·ous ( mē əs) adj. Of, relating to, or containing osmium in a compound with… …   Universalium

  • osmous — [äz′məs, äs′məs] adj. designating or of chemical compounds in which osmium has a lower valence than in the corresponding osmic compounds …   English World dictionary

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • osmic — [äz′mik, äs′mik] adj. designating or of chemical compounds in which osmium has a higher valence than in the corresponding osmous compounds …   English World dictionary

  • osm- — combining form or osmo Etymology: New Latin, from Greek osm , from osmē more at odor 1. : odor : smell …   Useful english dictionary

  • osmious — variant of osmous …   Useful english dictionary

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