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os'mium tetrox'ide



Chem.
a crystalline or amorphous, colorless, poisonous compound, OsO4, soluble in water, alcohol, and ether: used for microscopic staining, in photography, and as a catalyst in organic synthesis. Also called os'mic ac'id.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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