osmium

noun os·mi·um \ ˈäz-mē-əm \

Definition of osmium

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

Origin and Etymology of osmium

New Latin, from Greek osmē odor


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osmium

noun os·mi·um \ ˈäz-mē-əm \

medical Definition of osmium

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

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