Definition of osmiophil
: reacting specifically to the presence of osmium tetroxide usually by the formation of a black deposit
osmiophily\ˌäzmēˈäfəlē\ noun, plural
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of osmiophil
osmium + -o- + -phil, -phile or -philic
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up osmiophil? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).