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osmium

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noun os·mi·um \ˈäz-mē-əm\

Definition of osmium

  1. :  a blue-gray or blue-black hard brittle very heavy polyvalent metallic element with a high melting point that is used especially as a catalyst and in hard alloys — see element table



Origin and Etymology of osmium

New Latin, from Greek osmē odor


First Known Use: 1804


Medical Dictionary

osmium

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noun os·mi·um \ˈäz-mē-əm\

Medical Definition of osmium

  1. :  a hard brittle blue-gray or blue-black polyvalent metallic element of the platinum group with a high melting point that is the heaviest metal known and that is used especially as a catalyst and in hard alloys—symbol Os; see element table




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of osmium Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about osmium


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